Astronomers captured Images of Unexplained Storms on Uranus

November 15, 2014 8:53 AM

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Astronomers captured Images of Unexplained Storms on Uranus

Astronomers using W.M. Keck II Telescope on Hawaii found that weather on Uranus is active and the gas giant was lighting up. As per researchers, Uranus lies in one of the darkest places in our Solar System. Therefore, it is very difficult to spot it from Earth. Researchers said that some interesting details about the planet were visible through the telescope and unexplained storms on the planet ripped away its atmospheric cover.

The astronomers first noted the planet’s unusual appearance on August 5 and 6. They said while looking through the telescope, they found a bright spot on the planet. This spot accounted to almost 30% of the light usually reflected by the gas giant.

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