articles tagged: gas giants
yes, uranus got wrecked but that’s not even the half of it
# space

yes, uranus got wrecked but that’s not even the half of it

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?

when simulations and the media collide
# space

when simulations and the media collide

Despite what the media might have told you, we don't actually know if a rocky planet slammed into Jupiter or not.

the bizarre oceans of the outer solar system
# astrobiology

the bizarre oceans of the outer solar system

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.

hey universe, just try to censor this!
# space

hey universe, just try to censor this!

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.

gone with the supersonic wind
# space

gone with the supersonic wind

Earth's worst thunderstorms have nothing on the storms that envelop gas giants, especially Saturn...