Category Archives: gas giants

Plasma Bubble Around Uranus

On January 14, 1986, Voyager 2 captured a picture of Uranus, capturing the planet’s chilling-blue color. Although the giant planet was already known for being odd — spinning on its side and having an off-center magnetic field. However, it was also recently identified that the icy planet has a giant magnetic bubble around it madeContinue reading “Plasma Bubble Around Uranus” Continue reading Continue reading

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Extreme Planet Discovered

Recently, astronomers discovered a new exoplanet that exists about 640 lightyears away from Earth which they are considering as having the most intense weather patterns they have ever observed. The planet has two sides — a cool side that remains in darkness, contrasted with a hot side that can reach temperatures up to 4,352 degreesContinue reading “Extreme Planet Discovered” Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Post #6: Gas Giant Rings

Universe Today Very few people know that Saturn is not the only planet in our solar system that has rings. …

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Jovian s, the planets we can not touch

When we think of Planets we think of all of the ones that we have either stepped foot on or would like to step foot on someday.  Even though we haven’t visited any of the other planets due to their distances and weather we could hypothetically walk on all of them if we had the […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Gas giants are a girl’s best friend

Rappers these days seem to emphasize how they ‘make it rain’ with money, sex, and drugs. But the gas giants of our solar system seem to have one-upped these ‘young upstarts’ (as my grandparents would say) by making it rain diamonds. Yes, literally, diamonds. According to findings by Dr Kevin Baines, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison […] Continue reading Continue reading

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