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A massive collision seems to be the only plausible reason why Uranus is the oddball it is, and now we have an idea of what it might have looked like. So what do we do with this data?
Despite what the media might have told you, we don't actually know if a rocky planet slammed into Jupiter or not.
The outer solar system isn't just toxic gas giants and ice. It's full of bizarre oceans with the promise of life and alien chemistry that we didn't think was possible even a few years ago.
We've seen gas giants orbiting so close to their stars, their atmospheres are being stripped off. COROT-7b may show us what happens at the end of that process.
Earth's worst thunderstorms have nothing on the storms that envelop gas giants, especially Saturn...