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Auroras Seen On Uranus For First Time
National Geographic ^ | April 13, 2012 | Andrew Fazekas

Posted on 04/14/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

For the first time, astronomers have snapped photos of auroras lighting up Uranus's icy atmosphere.

Two fleeting, Earth-size auroral storms were imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope as they flared up on the dayside of the gas giant in November 2011. (See "Uranus Has a Bright New Spot, Picture Shows.")

"The last time we had any definite signals of auroral activity on Uranus was when NASA's Voyager 2 probe swung by in 1986," said study leader Laurent Lamy, an astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France.

"But this is the first time we can actually see these emissions light up with an Earth-based telescope."

Uranus Auroras Seen in Stroke of Luck

Auroras are light displays often seen at the highest latitudes of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn—all of which all have magnetospheres that act as shields against incoming solar storms.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; auroras; catastrophism; moonsofuranus; ringarounduranus; uranus; xplanets
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To: Ken522

I think they mean that Uranus has epilepsy ~ so somebody sees an Aurora!


21 posted on 04/14/2012 5:43:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Uranus Auroras Seen in Stroke of Luck”

*comment not included for fear of giving prudence a stroke*


22 posted on 04/14/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Come on ice cream!


23 posted on 04/14/2012 5:46:35 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Young Werther

they need to scope the Obamanation in the White House! /

They would have to wake Pelosi up to do that. Her head would be in the way.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 5:51:34 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

25 posted on 04/14/2012 5:55:20 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: cripplecreek
Get some Alka-Seltzer®, cc! You're leaving trails...
26 posted on 04/14/2012 5:59:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You KNEW what direction this thread was going to go, didn’t you? LOL!


27 posted on 04/14/2012 6:02:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Found one:


28 posted on 04/14/2012 6:14:12 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The grass is always a little greener on the other side of the fence.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 6:16:47 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They saw my what?


30 posted on 04/14/2012 6:18:23 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: scripter

anus? check. aurora? appears to be.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 6:24:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So they bought a fleet for Uranus, eh?


32 posted on 04/14/2012 6:28:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
   
     

33 posted on 04/14/2012 6:41:15 PM PDT by mikrofon (View from the Astronomical Space Station)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know you only posted for the great comments that were sure to follow and that is why I am here to read those comments !!!!


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who is Aurora and why was she looking at my...

um never mind


35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TSgt

Settle down, Beavis...


36 posted on 04/14/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No more eight-bean specials for me....


37 posted on 04/14/2012 7:16:56 PM PDT by Only Sane Man
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To: Free ThinkerNY


How can that be? Aurora's been off the market for quite a while.
38 posted on 04/14/2012 8:06:27 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

39 posted on 04/14/2012 8:30:19 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: COBOL2Java
HaHaHar!

I have that exact same model and color car, but with a muon-roof!

40 posted on 04/14/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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