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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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A mysterious glow warms Uranus rings

A kind of heat wave heats the rings of Uranus although the planet orbits far from the Sun. New thermal images of the planet, taken with two telescopes in Chile reveal for the first time the temperature of the rings: minus 195 degrees Celsius or the boiling point of liquid nitrogen. While this may sound cold by terrestrial standards, keep …

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Astronomers see "warm" glow from Uranus rings

Image: Near-infrared image of the Uranus ring system, taken with the Adaptive Optics system on the 10 m Keck telescope in July 2004. This image was taken at a wavelength of 2.2 microns and shows the main picture. .. view more Credit: Imke de Pater, Seran Gibbard and Heidi Hammel, Icarus 180, 186-200 (2006) The rings of Uranus are invisible …

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Powerful Lasers Produce Wild New Child of Ice Thought to Exist Inside Uranus

Scientists use high-energy lasers to create a new phase of ice leaching on Earth before-but which might exist in Neptune and Uranus. Water's structure allows it to freeze into many different crystalline forms (including ice -IX, which does not share the same properties as the Ice-IX from Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle ). Perhaps one of the strangest forms is superionic …

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Powerful lasers create a wild new kind of ice that seems to exist in Uranus

Artistic depiction of superionic ice formed on the surface of a diamond. Image: Millot, Coppari, Hamel, Krauss (LLNL ) Scientists used high-energy lasers to create a new ice phase that was different from Earth's before-but that could exist deep in Neptune and Uranus , Due to the structure of the water, it can freeze to many different crystalline forms (including …

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NASA wants to explore mysterious atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

About 30 years after a NASA spacecraft visited the farthest planets of our solar system, Uranus and Neptune, the space agency wants to go back. Taking advantage of the technological advances of the last 30 years, a NASA scientist and his scientist used the Goddard Space Flight Center team in Greenbelt, Md., To dream of new instruments that could explore …

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Hubble shows the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

Like Earth, Uranus and Neptune also have seasonal and experienced weather patterns. However, unlike on Earth, the seasons on this planet last years and not months, and the weather patterns are on a scale unimaginable to Earth standards. A good example is the storms observed in the atmosphere of Neptune and Uranus, including the famous Dark Spot of Neptune. During …

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Hubble shows stormy Uranus coming in summer

NASA has released new pictures this week showing how the 42-year summer on Uranus is quite powerful, while Neptune is smashed with a thousand-mile wide storms. Cloud system over the North Pole of Uranus [19659003StormmixerUranus"nopin="nopin"/> Source: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and MH Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley) Thanks to the extreme inclination …

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Whoa, Uranus looks totally confused at the moment

A massive white cap over the northern polar region of Uranus has grown significantly since the first observation 10 years ago. Image: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley ) The appearance of a massive white cap on Uranus may seem alarming, but as scientists of planetary science …

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Hubble Space Telescope Watches the Weather on Uranus and Neptune

The Hubble observations of Uranus and Neptune track the planets' atmospheres. Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley) If you do not like your local weather, you may prefer the atmosphere on Uranus or Neptune – and the Hubble Space Telescope has an update on each planet's …

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