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Uranus's Atmosphere

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       Uranus’s atmosphere is very similar to Saturn and Jupiter’s because its surface is also cover with a striped pattern of winds that circle its longitudes. One of the interesting things about Uranus is that it contains methane. Methane plays a very significant role because it has absorption of red wavelength light, which gives Uranus its turquoise color. Clouds of methane ice are present in the Uranian troposphere.
       However, methane is not the only thing in Uranus’s atmosphere. Other gases apart of the composition on Uranus include 82.5% of molecular hydrogen, 15.2% helium, and of coarse 2.3% methane.

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