Uranus | Rediscovered Astronomy
By J.J Del Mar
The next animation of Uranus was created to approximate what the planet really looks like. Multiple NASA pictures both on visible light and beyond visible light were analyzed to gather the data necessary for the animation. However, no actual NASA textures were applied to the model. Uranus’ atmosphere appears to be a dull bluish-greenish. Despite that, Uranus really has bands around its atmosphere that would only be visible by high resolution cameras. Uranus also has high altitude clouds that reflect the sun’s light and appear at different latitudes of the globe. The animation rendered those faint clouds and the reflection they produce.
This animation shows Uranus unusual inclination by J.J. Del Mar
This second Uranus animation shows what a space probe would see making a loop around the planet’s plane/equator
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