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A new look at Uranus...

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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And the brown rings around it (and they have found a blue one as well)

Once in 42 years, Uranus turns on its axis in a way that allows the rings to be seen edge on. This is the first time ever that people have seen them.

_http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=070823_uranus_ring_02.jpg&cap=This+infrared+image+of+Uranus+from+the+W.M.+Keck+Observatory+shows+the+rare+ring-plane+crossing+in+2007+and+is+the+first+image+of+the+unlit+side+of+the+rings+of+Uranus.+The+Sun+itself+will+cross+the+ring+plane+of+Uranus+on+7+December+2007.+Credit%3A+Science
 

Salty25

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Channel Hopper said:
A new look at Uranus...

And the brown rings around it (and they have found a blue one as well)
:-rofl2 sorry, I've got the mind of a 13 year old :D
 

gandalfthegrey

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Me too..first thing I thought of..sorry sciency types!!:-rofl2
 

dig deep

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It is not a crappy planet, very beatyful

and strange

Nice link :)