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    I know this is because methane absorbs red light but why
    greenish blue why not bluish green why not some other
    colour of the spectrum such as violet or orange
    is this because our eyes are more sensitive
    to certain colours or because these colours
    are mixtures with some red in them or another reason

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    From http://www.solarviews.com/eng/uranus.htm:

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    The greenish color of it atmosphere is due to methane. The blue-green appearance of its atmosphere results from methane and high-altitude photochemical smog. This gas absorbs red wavelengths from the incoming sunlight, leaving the predominant blueish color.
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    bluish green ar greenish blue is just a matter of semantics. On teh visible light spectrums the blue nd green are adjacent to each ...

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