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    Uranus rings and moons ... the oddly named gas giant. We were just talking about Uranus.... Uranus has come up in conversation often recently. Would you like to talk about Uranus?

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      #Cosmos Uranus and her rings and moons. The false colors in this image indicate altitude. The green and blue regions show where the atmosphere is clear, allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into Uranus. In the yellow and gray regions, a haze or cloud layer is reflecting sunlight away. Orange and red colors indicate very high clouds, like cirrus clouds on Earth.

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      Rings and Moons Circling Uranus: Image Credit: NASA and Erich Karkoschka, University of Arizona.

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      Rings and Moons Circling Uranus.

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