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Uranus in Detail
Uranus in Detail (click to enlarge)
 
 

Uranus in Detail

A paired picture of Uranus, the sharpest, most detailed picture of the distant planet to date, reveals a raft of new details about the planet's enigmatic atmosphere. The north pole of Uranus (to the right in the picture) is characterized by a swarm of storm-like convective features, and an unusual scalloped pattern of clouds encircles the planet's equator. The infrared image was taken using the Keck II telescope in Hawaii.

Credit: Lawrence Sromovsky, Pat Fry, Heidi Hammel, Imke de Pater/University of Wisconsin-Madison



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