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Diagram showing haze layers on Uranus and Neptune.

Why Uranus and Neptune Are Different Colors

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Neptune and Uranus have much in common yet their appearances are notably different. Astronomers now have an explanation for why…

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Uranus: Exploration

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Only one spacecraft has visited distant Uranus. After traveling more than 1.8 billion miles (3 billion kilometers) in nine years,…

Uranus appears as a bright, turquoise planet.

Uranus: Facts

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Introduction Uranus is a very cold and windy world. The ice giant is surrounded by 13 faint rings and 28…