Eruption of storms on Uranus excites astronomers

November 14, 2014 12:52 PM

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Extreme storms on Uranus are causing plenty of excitement among amateur and professional astronomers. The typically uneventful face of Uranus has become quite stormy, with large cloud systems that provide details visible to amateur astronomers for the first time.

Professor and chair of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, Imke de Pater, said in a statement, “The weather on Uranus is incredibly active.” Pater is also the leader of the team that initially noticed the stormy activity when using adaptive optics to view Uranus from the W.M. Keck O...

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