Thanks to the magic of science, we now know that the planet Uranus smells like rotten eggs. This finding came after scientists from the University of Oxford used an interplanetary spectrometer to analyze the molecular composition of the planet's upper atmosphere and to confirm a long-held theory that the planet is shrouded in hydrogen sulfide. It will have to deal with it, presumably by opening a space window, lighting a space hit, or telling the other colonists, "if I were you, spend ten minutes out there."
That may seem like a strange thing Scientists focus on figuring out how to get there, or figuring out if the planet harbors an alien species with future technology that we can steal, but there's a way to seemingly insane , Determining this is an important step in understanding how the planet has formed-knowledge that we can extrapolate to other planets and, over time, create a clearer picture of the literal cosmic miracle of the solar system.
Apart from the fact that you would not guess at it, because when it comes to Uranus, the media can not help but the same joke about …
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… and again
It's old, it's tired, and most of all it's not funny. Someone was able to trace his first use back to the 1800s, and while it probably killed then, it is now the de facto joke for any news regarding the planet. Imagine a world in which all the news about chickens is overwritten with a slogan: "How did the chicken cross the street?" whether it makes sense or not, and you have an idea of where we are.
It is a great shame that this represents our entire knowledge of the planet, because Uranus is so much more than just butt puns. This latest find combines a plethora of other facts about the planet, including its surface in stripes, like Jupiter, and harbors violent storms caused by the fact that the planet orbits on its side (causing the poles directly to the Sun) even caused by something that invaded the planet during its formative years. This effect also produced the Planet's numerous moons – 27, to be exact – and we can not seem to stop finding them, as if someone spammed up there an "infinite celestial object" spy code. These moons also have literary wisdom named after characters from Shakespeare, as opposed to moons of other planets named after gods.
Courtesy of NASA / JPL-Caltech
Uranus is kind of like the kid from the school whose parents gave them a weird name, and they responded by overcompensating in every aspect of their studies, but never anything no one can get over the fact that their name is Buttfart.
And Buttfart the Planet could really work with our help. It is thought that the planet tends to be overlooked, as the last expedition took place in 1986 with Voyager 2 and even this small amount of media was interrupted by a terrible space catastrophe. It is inevitable that someday we will return – missions are proposed all the time – but it would be swell if, for the time being, we focused on seeing the planet as a worthwhile, interesting place, rather than a punchline capitalized – not least, because Futurama smoked all your asses years ago.
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