New images reveal Neptune and Uranus in different colours than originally thought

Voyager 2 images from the 1980s led to 'modern misconception'

Neptune
Experts say colour images of planets are 'highly processed' and 'may not reveal the true colour the human eye would see'
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The two most distant planets in our solar system look more like each other than was previously thought, experts have found.

Many people think of Neptune as being a rich blue colour, and Uranus more green, but a team from the University of Oxford found that the two ice giants, are actually a "similar shade of greenish blue", said Sky News.

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