Collision of Uranus Could Explain Two Other Oddities About Tilted Planet

Collision of Uranus Could Explain Two Other Oddities About Tilted Planet

A new study has found out that the collision of Uranus could have led to the planet’s extreme tilt and other odd attributes. [Uranus is so weird because of a massive collision billions of years ago]. “All of the planets in the solar system are spinning more or less in the same way … yet Uranus is completely on its side,” Jacob Kegerreis, the new study’s lead author and a researcher at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology in the U.K., says.

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Collision of Uranus Could Explain Two Other Oddities About Tilted Planet

The Smell of Uranus is Like Rotten Eggs: NASA Scientists Revealed

NASA scientists discovered that the smell of Uranus is extremely bad like rotten eggs. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun that has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System. Uranus’s mass is roughly 14.5 times that of Earth, and  its structure consists of three layers: a rocky core in the center, an icy mantle in the middle and an outer gaseous hydrogen/helium envelope. Finally, scientists discovered “one critical secret” in the composition of its clouds – the smell of Uranus, which is not a pleasant discovery. The smell of Uranus is extremely bad like rotten eggs due to the planet’s cloud tops containing hydrogen sulfide which is an odiferous gas.

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How Long People Would Survive on Each Planet Without a Spacesuit!

How Long People Would Survive on Each Planet Without a Spacesuit!

We live in a beautiful place, where everything is colorful and bright. But have you ever thought about to move on another planet? Or have you thought about how long people would survive on each planet. We think, each of us has a dream to appear neighboring planet. So, we prepare for you a list, where is indicated how long people would survive on each planet without a spacesuit.

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Moons of Uranus: Interesting Facts for Those who are Interested in Space

Moons of Uranus: Interesting Facts for Those who are Interested in Space

This article is for those who have a keen interest in Space Science. We will provide you some interesting and useful knowledge or better to say worthwhile information which can enrich your background. Now let’s focus on our main topic: Moons of Uranus. The planet Uranus is the seventh planet of the Solar System which has 27 known moons, that most of them were not discovered until the space age. And all of them are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Moons range from Titania, 981 miles (1,579 kilometers) in diameter, to tiny Cupid, only 11 miles (18 km) in diameter. Uranus moons are divided into three groups: thirteen inner moons, five major moons, and nine irregular moons. The inner moons are small dark bodies that share common properties and origins with Uranus’s rings. The five major moons are massive enough to have reached hydrostatic equilibrium, and four of them show signs of internally driven processes such as canyon formation and volcanism on their surfaces.
“Sweet Moon,” William Shakespeare wrote in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “I thank thee for thy sunny beams; I thank thee, Moon, for shining now so bright.” A few centuries ago honor with famous playwright the moons of Uranus named after the characters from the works of Shakespeare.

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Hubble Space Telescope Captures Auroras on Uranus

The Uranus aurora photos were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, marking the first time the icy blue planet’s light show has been seen by an observatory near Earth. Until now, the only views of auroras on Uranus were from the NASA Voyager probe that zipped by the planet in 1986. Hubble recorded auroras on the day side of Uranus only twice, both times in 2011, while the planet was 2.5 billion miles (4 billion kilometers) from Earth.

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Pluto rings

Pluto May Have Rings

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all have rings, leaving Pluto as the only outer planet without rings. But PSI Senior Scientist Henry Throop would love to change that. Using both giant telescopes on Earth, and a small spacecraft currently on its way to Pluto, Throop is searching for signs that Pluto may have rings orbiting it, just like its neighbors. Astronomers expect that Pluto could well have rings, they’ve just never been discovered. Until now astronomers haven’t found any rings. Throop is working with NASA’s New Horizons mission, which is sending a spacecraft to Pluto, to arrive in 2015.

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