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Stephen James O'Meara's Secret Sky: Uranus: The Alice in Wonderland world

August 2010: Have amateur astronomers spotted details on the seventh planet, or has it all been an illusion?
Stephen James O'Meara
Through a telescope, Uranus usually appears as a tiny green disk, somewhat flattened, and largely devoid of detail. It's never been a popular target for amateur study. But some tenacious observers over the past century and beyond have occasionally glimpsed subtle bands, zones, and bright and dark spots on the planet.

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