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A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided
Phys.org ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | Seth Borenstein

Posted on 12/21/2018 10:37:30 AM PST by ETL

Edited on 12/21/2018 11:00:23 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Scientists now think they know how it got that way: It was pushed over by a rock at least twice as big as Earth.

Detailed computer simulations show that an enormous rock crashed into the seventh planet from the sun, said Durham University astronomy researcher Jacob Kegerreis, who presented his analysis at a large earth and space science conference this month.


(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; deusexmachina; immanuelvelikovsky; science; tomvanflandern; tvf; uranus; velikovsky; worldsincollision
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Its name often generates juvenile humor when it is wrongly pronounced like a body part.

(It's correctly pronounced YUR'-uh-nus.)

"No one laughs when I say Uranus," NASA's Green said.

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1 posted on 12/21/2018 10:37:30 AM PST by ETL
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To: ETL

in before the inevitable ‘humor’..


2 posted on 12/21/2018 10:39:54 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

Not quite...

Check above.


3 posted on 12/21/2018 10:41:26 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

I have read that they were ad libbing that scene!................


4 posted on 12/21/2018 10:41:56 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: ETL

As a freeper educated me on Herschel originally wanted to name the planet after King George III. Too bad that name did not stick. Out of all the gods, they chose the Latinized name of the Greek god. They should have just went with the Roman version Caelus.


5 posted on 12/21/2018 10:45:41 AM PST by C19fan
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“A big space crash likely made Uranus lopside”

A little Preparation H should fix that.


6 posted on 12/21/2018 10:45:45 AM PST by moovova
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To: ETL

Caused by the Klingons for sure


7 posted on 12/21/2018 10:52:34 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: RitchieAprile

It turned mine inside out..


8 posted on 12/21/2018 11:03:45 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: ETL

Urus... Anus...


9 posted on 12/21/2018 11:11:37 AM PST by real saxophonist (Parris Island, Class of '89.)
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To: ETL

I’m just here for the jokes.


10 posted on 12/21/2018 11:15:35 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided

Something pounded Uranus

#Uranus


11 posted on 12/21/2018 11:17:56 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Fry: Oh, man, this is great! Hey, as long as you don’t make me smell Uranus.
[He laughs.]
Leela: I don’t get it.
Farnsworth: I’m sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all..
Fry: Oh. What’s it called now?
Farnsworth: Urectum.


12 posted on 12/21/2018 11:18:04 AM PST by Clay Moore (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people)
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Biggus ——— ?


13 posted on 12/21/2018 11:26:39 AM PST by buckalfa (I was so much older then, but I'am younger than that now.)
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Re: A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided

Something pounded Uranus

Uranus, not mine.

14 posted on 12/21/2018 11:31:40 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL
'I knew I should've bought Planet Insurance' - God. 😋
15 posted on 12/21/2018 11:43:49 AM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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I thought it was these pants that made it look like that.


16 posted on 12/21/2018 11:56:02 AM PST by steve8714
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To: ETL

botched lipo?


17 posted on 12/21/2018 12:05:56 PM PST by SMGFan
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The article’s author is unclear on the definition of “lopsided” as merely spinning axially in a different direction than other planets in the same star system does not qualify as being “lopsided.” For Uranus to be lopsided, it would need to have a shape distinctly and significantly different from one side to the other, so much that one side was lower than the other. That is not the case. Like most solar planets, Uranus is an oblate spheroid. . . And is essentially the same on all opposite sides.

So much for scientific accuracy.


18 posted on 12/21/2018 12:18:08 PM PST by Swordmaker (My pistol self-identifies as an iPad, so you must accept it in gun-free zones, you hoplaphobe bigot)
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To: RitchieAprile

A bean burrito did that to me.


19 posted on 12/21/2018 12:20:09 PM PST by bravo whiskey (Never bring a liberal gun law to a gun fight.)
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“It’s also possible that the big object that knocked over Uranus is still lurking in the solar system too far for us to see, “

Neptune smashed Uranus.

Neptune has some oddities itself indicating a large collision, and it has chemical markers indicating it formed sunward of Uranus.


20 posted on 12/21/2018 1:13:53 PM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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