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A massive object devastated Uranus a long time ago and it never fully recovered
BGR News ^ | July 3, 2018 | Mike Wehner

Posted on 07/04/2018 9:26:44 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000

... New research shows that Uranus, a chilly, hostile planet with a number of peculiar features, was the victim of a devastating impact during those early years, and it might explain some of the planet’s strange personality.

Uranus moves much differently than the other planets in our Solar System, spinning on its side in comparison to the rest of the worlds in our neighborhood. Astronomers have often wondered just how this happened, but simulations performed by scientists at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology might have finally produced the answer.

“We ran more than 50 different impact scenarios using a high-powered super computer to see if we could recreate the conditions that shaped the planet’s evolution,” lead author Jacob Kegerreis explains. “Our findings confirm that the most likely outcome was that the young Uranus was involved in a cataclysmic collision with an object twice the mass of Earth, if not larger, knocking it on to its side and setting in process the events that helped create the planet we see today.”

Something absolutely huge slammed into Uranus when it was still young, causing it to tilt dramatically and spin on its side. The impact would have to have been a glancing blow, rather than a head-on collision, but the contact was sufficient to change the direction the planet’s axis is pointing.

The researchers also believe that the collision might have helped produce the planet’s rings of dust and debris, and maybe even its moons. The incredible damage to Uranus and the mass of loose material that was produced by the crash would have coalesced into a ball, and the planet’s skewed magnetic field that we see today might be a result of non-uniform settling of the material around its core.

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; deusexmachina; immanuelvelikovsky; ouch; science; thatsgottahurt; tomvanflandern; tvf; uranus; velikovsky; worldsincollision
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1 posted on 07/04/2018 9:26:44 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: TaxPayer2000
pervert
2 posted on 07/04/2018 9:27:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (alea iacta est)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Said one gay due to another.


3 posted on 07/04/2018 9:27:57 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Let the one liners begin


4 posted on 07/04/2018 9:28:20 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Bryanw92

Said one gay dude to another.


5 posted on 07/04/2018 9:28:45 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I think the writer may want to change the title to this story. LOL


6 posted on 07/04/2018 9:29:49 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Sasparilla; All
"Let the one liners begin...."



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7 posted on 07/04/2018 9:32:20 AM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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To: dowcaet

Doctor said, “Let me check your anus.” After he was done, the nurse came in and said, “Who was that guy?”


8 posted on 07/04/2018 9:32:43 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: TaxPayer2000

“Something absolutely huge slammed into Uranus when it was still young.”

Seriously, this was part of a sentence in the article, and wouldn’t you know it the last name of the author is Wehner. This is a joke, right?


9 posted on 07/04/2018 9:33:12 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: TaxPayer2000
Great day for headlines.

This one and this previous one...

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10 posted on 07/04/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: laweeks

Doctor said, “Let me check your anus.” After he was done, the nurse came in and said, “Who was that guy?”
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11 posted on 07/04/2018 9:38:59 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You know that I am full of /S)
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To: dowcaet

It’s always when they are young, isn’t it?


12 posted on 07/04/2018 9:42:42 AM PDT by fhayek
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...Something absolutely huge slammed into Uranus when it was still young, causing it to tilt dramatically and spin on its side. The impact would have to have been a glancing blow...

Some great double entendres in this story.


13 posted on 07/04/2018 9:47:08 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Earth’s axis is off by 23° too. Wonder what put the boot up Ouranus?


14 posted on 07/04/2018 9:50:36 AM PDT by katana
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To: TaxPayer2000

the massive object was an asteroid named Phallus.


15 posted on 07/04/2018 9:52:21 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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Shouldn't the planet continue rotating from the (said) collision?

So that the axis would continue to move, causing the planet to rotate in two directions and move from being "right-side-up" to "upside-down" and back?

16 posted on 07/04/2018 9:52:56 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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Did he check you with both hands on your shoulders?


17 posted on 07/04/2018 9:55:56 AM PDT by IC Ken (Stop making stupid people famous)
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It took 16 replies, but yours was the first serious one.


18 posted on 07/04/2018 10:01:55 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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To: Sasparilla
Threads like this seems to attract all the 7 year olds in the audience with their worn out butt jokes. Mention science in some venues and it quickly evolves to grade school potty humor quips..Seems a bit odd.☺
19 posted on 07/04/2018 10:06:39 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TaxPayer2000

It left a crack.


20 posted on 07/04/2018 10:10:17 AM PDT by j.argese (/s tags: If you have a mind unnecessary. If you're a cretin it really doesn't matter, does it?)
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