Uranus Animation

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.

Uranus Animation | Rediscovered Astronomy

Animations by J.J. Del Mar

In fact the orbit of planet Uranus presents an inclination close to 90 degrees.

Uranus is tilted.

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