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Storms on Uranus & Neptune

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Storms on Uranus, Neptune Confined to Upper Atmosphere

Shedding light on a long-standing mystery surrounding the cloudy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, scientists at the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab have discovered that the massive jet streams and weather phenomena associated with them appear to be ripples on the surface rather than extending deep into the planets' interior.

Similar to the giant gas planets Jupiter and Saturn, their smaller cousins, Uranus and Neptune, have long been known to harbor swirling clouds and violent winds churning up their atmospheres. Massive bands of jet streams encircling the entire planet have been observed in both cases.

But given that Uranus' atmosphere is believed to be thick enough to swallow the entire Earth, it was not known just how far the weather perturbations reach into the planet's interior.

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