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LINK Did Something Massive Smash Into Uranus?

Do you think the headline was intentionally crafted?

By Science-guy8
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Someone had way too much fun writing that article. Witness "This allowed them to model how a giant impactor, perhaps one to three times the mass of Earth, would have deposited “material and energy inside Uranus” and how much debris would be left over, from which moons could form."

wow you're well versed on the subject of Uranus.

@Lukian oh I can talk about gaseous giants all day.


Erm. I don't usually discuss that in public...


Some editor probably waited years for a chance to write that headline.

davsmith4156 Level 5 July 4, 2018

Of course it was, and not the first time either.

arnies Level 7 July 4, 2018

On the serious note without the joking, Uranus spins on it's axis tilted almost 90 degrees. In other words sometimes it faces us with it's pole, (north or south) facing the earth. Latest theory is that yes something massive smashed into it early in it's formative years. And i now wish I could think of a joke but I can't, O well!


No, but just a small thing made it painful too.

Jolanta Level 8 July 4, 2018


Davesnothere Level 7 July 3, 2018
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