Hubble Telescope Watches the Weather on Uranus and Neptune

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New Hubble observations of Uranus and Neptune track the planets’ atmospheres.
Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)
If you don’t like your local weather, perhaps you would prefer the atmosphere on Uranus or Neptune — and the Hubble Space Telescope has an update on each planet’s current conditions.

The telescope regularly checks in on the two outer planets to see what’s happening in their atmospheres, and last autumn, Hubble captured incredible images of clouds on both worlds.Uranus is currently deep into its summer season, and that shows in the giant, white cloud covering the planet’s north pole, which currently points toward the sun. As scientists have watched the Uranus summer progress — a season on this distant giant world lasts 21 Earth years — they have seen this massive cloud grow even bigger. The large polar cap is accompanied by a smaller, bright cloud of methane ice. [Photos of Uranus: The Tilted Planet]

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This article and images were originally posted on [Space.com] February 8, 2019 at 06:56AM. Credit to the original author and Space.com | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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