Collision With an Ice Planet May Have Given Uranus its Tilt and its Moons

Our solar system has some very odd planets and odd placements of planets. For example gas giants like Jupiter have been found to be more often be closer to the parent star where as Jupiter does not fit that trait. Then we have the unusual tilt of Uranus for which we continue to find the answer to. via IFL Science: … Continue reading

Rogue Mystery Planet Crashed Into Uranus, Changing It Forever

The unknown planet that hit Uranus would have been about twice the size of Earth.. OUCH! via Science Alert: All the planets in the Solar System are more or less oriented the same as the Sun, with North and South pointed in the same direction. Not Uranus though. The blue planet’s north-south axis is tilted 98 degrees from the Sun’s … Continue reading

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Uranus Smells Terrible, Study Says

Get it [nudge nudge] get it? NO, it’s not a joke, although it really does work out nicely lol. via Live Science: Uranus smells like rotten eggs, and that is not a joke. A new study finds that the seventh planet from the sun has an upper atmosphere flush with hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas best known for its repulsive … Continue reading

Study Reveals New Details About the ‘Floating Moon’ of Uranus

Uranus’ moon Cressida would float if placed in water, according to new research, which has recorded the first measurements of the satellite’s mass and density.TrendsSpace exploration Robert Chancia of the University of Idaho and colleagues calculated Cressida’s density and mass using variations in an inner narrow ring of the planet as Uranus passed in front of a distant star. The … Continue reading

It’s Raining Solid Diamonds on Uranus

Uranus is home to massive quantities of diamond. The gas giant is home to one of the most remarkable weather events found anywhere in the solar system. Scientists had long suspected that the immense pressures found in the atmosphere of Uranus could give rise to diamond rain, but confirming this to be the case has always proven notoriously difficult. Now … Continue reading

Rare Uranus Trojan Asteroid Discovered

A rare Trojan asteroid of Uranus has been found, following the same orbit as the planet. Its existence implies there could be many more of these companion asteroids, and that they are more common than we thought. A Trojan asteroid orbits the sun 60 degrees ahead of or behind a planet. Jupiter and Neptune have numerous Trojans, many of which … Continue reading

Why are Venus and Uranus Spinning in the Wrong Direction?

Two of these things are not like the others. Space offers plenty of mysteries for astronomers to solve, and there’s one in our own Solar System that’s been unexplained for decades: why are Venus and Uranus spinning in different directions to the other planets around the Sun? Venus spins on its axis from east to west, while Uranus is tilted … Continue reading

How Uranus May Have Gotten Knocked On Its Side

Uranus is unique among all the planets of the solar system because it essentially orbits on its side, with its axis tilted nearly perpendicular to the Sun. Now astronomers can finally explain what makes Uranus looks so strange. Uranus’s spin axis lies 98 degrees off of its orbital plane with the Sun. No other planet is tilted more than 30 … Continue reading

Has the Solar Cycle Mystery Been Solved?

In the time before the current period of faith-based science, much good work was done on the role of the Sun in controlling climate. One of the best monographs from that time of innocence is Hoyt and Schatten’s The Role of the Sun in Climate Change, published by Oxford University Press in 1997. That book starts with this paragraph: About … Continue reading

New Study: Planet Nine Likely to Annihilate Our Solar System

BENDEDREALITY.COM – August 2016 Compton N. VIEW OTHER ARTICLES BY THIS WRITER The still unconfirmed (Hypothetical) Planet Nine as you may already know is a large proposed planet in the very outer region of our solar system. If it does in fact exist, at this point in time we would still be safe and sound given its present location but … Continue reading