Uranus has record-breaking storm activity, giant methane storms

Giant Methane Storms on Uranus
Giant Methane Storms on Uranus


In addition to its somewhat awkward name, Uranus has also been called "the boring planet." At first glance it does look rather calm -- and, yes, even boring.

Underneath its placid blue face, there's some really wild weather going on here.Uranus contains the coldest atmosphere in the solar system, with low temperatures hitting 371 degrees below zero.

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Wind speeds can reach more than 560 an hour. Now, scientists say they've observedrecord-breaking storm activity on Uranus in 2014. Some of the eight observed storms show up as bright white in these infrared images captured by Hawaii's Keck telescope in August.

One of the storms was the brightest, or strongest storm ever seen on Uranus.

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