Uranus is extremely cold


New image reveals an enormous ice storm.


Uranus, captured by Hubble.

Uranus, captured by Hubble.

NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre) and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)

This image of Uranus, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and newly released by NASA, reveals the planet’s extreme and unique rotational tilt.

Clearly visible is a huge storm called the polar cloud cap: a hood that slowly grows and shrinks in response to seasonal changes in atmospheric flows across the giant ice planet.

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