Skip to comments.A massive object devastated Uranus a long time ago and it never fully recovered
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 planets 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 Universitys 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 planets 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 planets axis is pointing.
The researchers also believe that the collision might have helped produce the planets 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 planets skewed magnetic field that we see today might be a result of non-uniform settling of the material around its core.
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Said one gay due to another.
Let the one liners begin
Said one gay dude to another.
I think the writer may want to change the title to this story. LOL
Doctor said, “Let me check your anus.” After he was done, the nurse came in and said, “Who was that guy?”
“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?
This one and this previous one...
Doctor said, Let me check your anus. After he was done, the nurse came in and said, Who was that guy?
= = =
It’s always when they are young, isn’t it?
...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.
Earth’s axis is off by 23° too. Wonder what put the boot up Ouranus?
the massive object was an asteroid named Phallus.
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?
Did he check you with both hands on your shoulders?
It took 16 replies, but yours was the first serious one.
It left a crack.
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