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Astronomers explain why Uranus is so weird

Japanese astronomers have a theory to explain all the weird things about Uranus, including its rotation speed and the angle at which it spins.  The planet may have been impacted by an icy >>

Uranus is leaking gas

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 >>

Uranus was slammed by an object twice the size of Earth

It’s been a big year for Uranus. We’ve learned quite a bit about the planet thanks to new research efforts aimed at explaining why it behaves dramatically different when compared to the other >>

‘Diamond rain’ proven possible on Uranus and Neptune

Following up on a long-held theory that intense pressure within the ice giants of our solar system could lead to “diamond rain,” researchers were able to simulate the conditions they believe exist deep >>