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Origins of Uranus’ curiosities, explained by Japanese astronomers

Uranus is uniquely upset among the planets in our solar system. Uranus’ moons and rings are also aligned, suggesting that they formed during a catastrophic impact that upset him at the beginning of his story. Photo credit: Lawrence Sromovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison / W.W. Keck Observatory / NASA The unusual properties of the ice giant Uranus have long confused scientists. …

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NASA reveals that Uranus’ twisted magnetic field releases parts of its atmosphere into space

Is Uranus leaking into space? Data that has been hidden in the Voyager 2 spacecraft since 1986 shows that the planet’s twisted magnetic field releases parts of its atmosphere NASA reanalyzed data from Voyger 2’s visit to Uranus in 1986 The team found that the planet’s atmosphere emerges through a massive plasmoid The twisted magnetic field of the planet shakes …

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So Uranus is leaking gas, could that mean the end of the planet?

At the weekend we reported on the news that Uranus is seriously leaking gas. The discovery was made when NASA scientists revised decades-old data from 1986 when the Voyager 2 spacecraft passed Uranus – the only time we visited the icy planet. You better believe it: Scientists have discovered that Uranus gas leaks. But could that mean bad news for …

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Uranus has started licking gas, NASA scientists confirm

As if 2020 couldn’t be cursed, NASA scientists looking back at decades-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft discovered a mysterious gas escaping from Uranus. The data showed a mysterious force that sucks the atmosphere straight out of the planet into space. Photo: NASA / JPL Highly detailed and scientific NASA studies can confirm that something massive comes from Uranus. …

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Uranus ejected a huge plasma bubble during Voyager 2’s visit

Uranus is undoubtedly weird. The seventh planet in the solar system, which consists mainly of water, methane and ammonia, has flipped over at 98 degrees, so that its magnetic poles alternately face the sun. And its magnetic field is oddly misaligned with the rotation of the planet, which causes it to stagger wildly. As early as 1986, the giant ice …

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The atmosphere of Uranus literally leaks gas into space

Poor old Uranus just doesn’t seem to take a break. Something has already toppled the planet so that its orbit is perpendicular to that of the other planets in the solar system. It probably smells terrible. And now scientists have discovered that the atmosphere of Uranus is escaping into space. The data from Voyager 2’s historic encounter with the icy …

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The ring around Uranus shines warm – BGR

Saturn is known as a planet with rings, but hardly the only one. As it turns out, rings around planets are not all that rare, and at least some planets in our solar system have them. Uranus is one of those worlds, and although its rings are so weak that they were not discovered until the late 1970s, scientists have …

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