The Solar System is a constant mystery for scientists. When they find answers to some questions around it, others appear and puzzle them. Uranus is one of those planets that keep refusing to reveal their secrets. These days, the planet is under the spotlight, because researchers made an unexpected discovery.
As we know, Uranus is the seventh planet from the Solar System. Nothing strange so far, but we’re getting there! The item is actually a lopsided mystery. The odd detail about this planet is that it is the only one that spins on its side.
This situation created a lot of controversy over the years. After profound research, scientists might have found an answer: Uranus was pushed over by an item (most likely, a rock) having at least twice the size of Earth. They managed to find this out thanks to detailed computer simulations and now they are sharing their findings.
The situation from Uranus is strange, but there is a logical explanation for it
In the computer’s era nothing remains a secret for a long time. The advanced technique helped scientists understand the situation from the Solar System’s 7th planet. Computers are accurate machines, so it’s hard to miscalculate something when you use them.
Computer simulations are useful in many cases. By using this method researchers saw a huge rock crashing into Uranus. This ”accident” lopsided the planet, causing strange phenomenon around it. The events from this ”member” of the Solar System were analyzed by Jacob Kegerreis, the Astronomy researcher at the Durham University. His findings were presented at an important scientific conference about Earth and space earlier this month.
Studies are not completed yet and astronomers will keep looking into this matter. Kegerreis and his team will share further information as soon as they find out more.
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