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Ammonia Planets and Red Planets

If you’re an astronomy fan, you’ve probably heard of red and black and white planets. But did you know that planets without red are rare? These planets are also known as Ammonia planets. If you’re interested in discovering more about these planets, read on. You’ll learn how to identify them and understand why they’re so interesting. If you want to learn more about planets with red, keep reading.

Ammonia planets

The colour of the atmosphere on an Ammonia Planet is largely due to the chemical reaction between ammonia and hydrogen gas. The latter forms deep red clouds and the former covers the entire planet. The latter reveals a white hue when the planet is exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Consequently, it is considered as the most ‘black and white’ planet in the solar system. But is it really possible to live on an Ammonia Planet?

The ammonia atmospheres on Jupiter and Saturn are black and white, with the ammonia-rich clouds rising to the skies. They have temperatures of 8 degrees Fahrenheit or -13 degrees Celsius. The dark coloration on Jupiter and Saturn is due to the presence of sulfur compounds, phosphorus, and oxyhydrogen. These gases are responsible for the ammonia planets’ distinctive bands, spots, and clouds.

The ammonia is detected in Pluto’s atmosphere over a hundred kilometers beneath the surface. These levels are higher than those of cloud condensation. The researchers will report their findings in the June 3 edition of the journal Science. The Juno spacecraft is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 and will measure water levels in its deep atmosphere. However, more studies are needed to confirm this new discovery. For now, the scientists are happy with their new discovery.

Reddish-brown planets

The color reddish-brown on the surface of Mars is a result of dust with a high iron content that oxidizes. Nevertheless, the reddish color of Mars is not actually that red as commonly thought. To improve contrast and atmospheric distinctions, images of Mars have been enhanced. In addition, global dust storms are common on Mars, which can affect its color. This article will look at some of the reasons for the reddish-brown appearance.

Venus’ color was first revealed during the Soviet Venera 13 mission. The mission, which was launched in 1981, consisted of two spacecraft, each lasting 112 minutes. The spacecraft were equipped with cameras and thermometers. However, the mission failed to take color photographs of Venus. Due to the harsh environment, scientists are unable to determine the actual color of Venus. However, planetary scientists have a general consensus that the planet is yellowish-white with a reddish-brown surface.

Scientists have long thought that the reddish substances on Pluto are created by ultraviolet light (Lyman-alpha), which powers chemical reactions in Pluto’s atmosphere. The Lyman-alpha light triggers the formation of complex compounds, called tholins, that fall to the ground and form reddish “gunk.” The Alice instrument of the New Horizons mission measured the amount of Lyman-alpha glow on Pluto. Interestingly, it produced nearly the same amount of diffuse Lyman-alpha glow as the sun’s direct rays.


It is believed that the surface of Mars is predominantly black, with patches of red and white. This color is due to the reddish-brown iron oxide that coats its surface. Mars’ thin atmosphere allows for occasional clouds to form, but these do not change the planet’s basic color. Likewise, the polar ice caps on Mars result in white patches. However, there is little evidence to support this claim.

The red color of Mars is skin-deep. The surface is largely covered in a layer of dust, which gives the planet its red hue. The dust particles are just a few millimeters thick, and the thickest deposits of red dust are probably less than 2 meters thick. Thus, the reddish dust layer on Mars is a thin veneer on the surface, and does not represent the bulk of the planet’s subsurface.

Because Mars is so similar to Earth, its color has been linked to war and death for centuries. The discovery of Mars brought the planet closer to Earth and made it seem as if it were the same planet as ours. The discovery of the red planet prompted American astronomer Percival Lowell to study it closely. Lowell also claimed to have seen non-natural features, such as canals. These canals were thought to carry water from Mars’ ice caps to its surface.


The black and white planet Jupiter has many different colors, from its deep red to its bright blue. The reason for its colorful nature is unknown. Scientists are still debating the reason for its unusual coloration. Jupiter’s atmosphere is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, with some water droplets, ice crystals, and hydrogen sulphide. The various clouds that make Jupiter’s surface appear blue and white are believed to come from these elements.

Juno spacecraft have captured images of the atmosphere of Jupiter and have discovered that there are two different polar cyclone groups. The northern group has nine cyclones, including a big one in the center, while the southern group has five large cyclones and a single smaller one. This polar structure is the result of turbulence in Jupiter’s atmosphere. Scientists believe the hexagon shape of Jupiter’s north pole is related to the hexagon structure that Saturn’s atmosphere has.

Another fascinating feature of Jupiter is its halo, which stretches down to the clouds. In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons that orbit Jupiter. Today, we know about 79 of Jupiter’s moons, but it is still unknown if there are any new ones. The rings and halo are the result of electromagnetic forces that affect the planet. The moons of Jupiter are known as the Galilean moons because they orbit the planet’s orbit around the Sun.


During its transit past Earth, Voyager 2 observed two storms on Neptune. The original Dark Spot orbits the planet’s equator, while a second, smaller storm, dubbed the “scooter,” orbits near the left edge of the planet. The two storms, which are similar to Earth’s ozone hole, appear black and white and have distinct shapes.

Both Uranus and Neptune started out as similar, which suggests that the differences are caused by impact with a body of one to three Earth masses. However, grazing the surface of the former would not cause much change in its interior, even though the planet would tilt. It may rain diamonds near its core. But the differences between the two planets are not immediately obvious. There are several theories as to why Neptune is a black and white planet.

In 1986, the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus, bringing it to within 81,500 km of the planet’s cloud tops. Afterward, it continued its journey to Neptune. As the probe traveled further, it discovered that Neptune has similar properties as Uranus, including hydrogen and helium gas. It also contains traces of ammonia and methane, although Neptune has a higher proportion of the latter. The planet’s distance from the Sun also gives it a darker blue color.

In addition to the two black and white planets, Neptune and Jupiter are the only “gas giants” without a solid surface. The atmosphere of these planets determines their colours. The atmospheres of the planets also affect the appearance of its surface. Observing these planets from Earth, you can see the moons’ moons and the rings. And the sun itself is bright, so its surface is often covered with clouds.


Most people believe that Saturn is a black and white planet, but in fact, it is a pale yellow with hints of orange. That’s because the thick clouds of Saturn reflect sunlight, giving it a golden hue. However, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has recently taken photographs of Saturn’s surface that appear blue. Saturn is actually black. This color is the absence of light on Saturn, which gives it its dark hue. Instead of being completely black, the rays from Saturn’s rings are a violet color.

The rings of Saturn cast a shadow on the winter hemisphere and scatter blue light. Voyager 1’s images of Saturn revealed small cloud structures and yellow bands in its atmosphere. The planet has a strong atmosphere, and winds around its equator are super-fast. Its atmosphere is a result of heat rising from Saturn’s interior. But the black and white colors of Saturn’s surface are just an illusion, and there’s plenty of evidence that the planet is actually more than just a black and white world.

The planet Saturn is primarily composed of gas and spins fast. Its day lasts 10 hours and fourteen minutes. It receives far less sunlight than Earth, so its surface temperature is colder. The planet’s pole is hexagonal. It also receives fewer hours of sunlight than Earth. The Moon receives more sunlight than Saturn, but it’s incredibly dark! If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live on Saturn, then you’ll be glad to know that the two planets are not that different after all.