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Uranus’ blue glow is due to the gases in its atmosphere.

 

Uranus’ blue glow is due to the gases in its atmosphere. 

Uranus’ atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane.

The methane in Uranus’ upper atmosphere filters out all the red light from the Sun but reflects the Sun’s blue light back into space, giving it its blue appearance.

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