See the Bizarre Storm Blanketing Uranus Right Now

See the Bizarre Storm Blanketing Uranus Right Now

Uranus – the giant gas world, located 2.8 million kilometers from the Sun – is quite stormy. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured one of these storms, floating in the green-blue atmosphere of the Planet. Literally, the entire North Pole is occupied by hurricane! “Scientists believe this new feature of Uranus is the result of its unique rotation,” NASA writes. Unlike all other planets in the Solar System, Uranus is tipped on its side. This means that the Sun has been shining the North Pole constantly during the local long summer. And this in turn leads to widespread atmospheric...
There Are Raining Diamonds on Neptune

There Are Raining Diamonds on Neptune

If you still think our Earth’s weather is bad, think again. With the ice giants Neptune and Uranus, for example, incredible pressures and super cool temperatures cause cascading rain of … diamonds. Now scientists have recreated these effects in lab conditions as well. Using high-power optical lasers to heat super-fast polystyrene, scientists have been able to recreate the rain of diamonds. This result can help us understand much more about the conditions of other planets, such as the ice giants. On both planets, the harsh conditions make hydrogen and carbon join together in diamonds, all at 8050 km below the...