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Uranus is leaking gas

March 26th, 2020

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe flew through a blob of charged gas called a plasmoid decades ago, and scientists only just now realized it.  The blob could reveal secrets about the planet’s atmosphere loss, which may be related to its bizarre rotation and distinct wobble.  Future missions near Uranus, or even to the planet’s surface, could …

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Hubble spots a big, weird blob of star gas

August 18th, 2019

When you gaze at the sky on a clear night, you can easily spot countless stars shining bright. Most of them look pretty much identical, aside from varying brightness, but when NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope zooms in on a distant object, it can see it for what it truly is. In the case of NGC …