Having gone through a few decades worth of data, NASA scientists have discovered an anomaly upon Uranus, and something smells fishy.
Not only is Uranus leaking its pungent-smelling gaseous atmosphere, its actually being sucked off...
NASA scientists have stumbled upon something very interesting as Voyager 2 zoomed past Uranus at over 80467.2km/hr in 1986...
In just 1 minute Voyager 2 collected the 34-year-old data that has revealed a gigantic plasmoid.
A plasmoid is almost exactly what it sounds like - a mass of charged gaseous plasma that escaped from Uranus' and sucked a bunch of hydrogen sulfide stinking atmosphere with it.
And when we say mass we mean the plasmoid was about 204386.688km in length and almost double as wide like a gigantic queen mattress dragging an ungodly stench into the depths of space.
NASA official documents report that:
"Readings from inside the plasmoid — as Voyager 2 flew through it — hinted at its origins. Whereas some plasmoids have a twisted internal magnetic field, DiBraccio and Gershman observed smooth, closed magnetic loops. Such loop-like plasmoids are typically formed as a spinning planet flings bits of its atmosphere to space."
The loss of atmosphere has been estimated at nearly 55% of Uranus's gas and this is not the first time it has been observed.
Both Saturn and Jupiter have exhibited the strange behaviour, however, Uranus is by far the leaky king thus far.
While the plasmoid is interesting, it doesn't paint the full picture of Uranus' atmosphere being violently sucked off into the deep unknown.
“Imagine if one spacecraft just flew through this room and tried to characterize the entire Earth. Obviously it’s not going to show you anything about what the Sahara or Antarctica is like,” said NASA researcher Gina DiBraccio in a new press release recently.
The event could also provide information on how Uranus came to be so wobbled on its axis, as many speculative hypotheses have been thrown around.
To get a better understanding of the mechanisms behind the rogue, pungent air biscuit, NASA might need spacecraft with better equipment to go around for a second "smell".
With instruments designed specifically for the task at hand, a type of "nose" can be built onto a craft and sent into the trailing fluff stenched gassy Uranus exhalation.
The likelihood of that with all of NASA's comings and goings - including the push into the deep unknown to enter Mars - is slim to none.
There's just no room on the agenda to go off into Uranus to whiff its leavings.
However, NASA has commented that such an event could reveal how Mars lost its atmosphere and became the crusty brown fella we recognise today.
Perhaps an effort using the data from Uranus can be used to find the stink culprit who left Mars in such terrible shape?
Time will tell.
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