What gives Uranus its blue-green coloration?


What gives Uranus its blue-green coloration?


Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun in our solar system. On average, it is about 1.9 billion miles from the Sun. Uranus is classified as an ice giant. It was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel.

Answer and Explanation:

The bluish-green color of the planet Uranus comes from the methane in its atmosphere. The atmosphere of Uranus is mostly comprised of molecular...

See full answer below.

Become a member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer

Learn more about this topic:

Uranus's Moons, Rings, Atmosphere & Rotation

from Basics of Astronomy

Chapter 2 / Lesson 7

Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library