Astronomers were surprised to discover that Uranus, previously thought to be somewhat boring, is actually quite stormy. "We have never seen such vigorous convective activity in the southern hemisphere before," said one. "Whatever is happening," said another, "has to be well lubricated; it has to be a low-friction environment." It was also discovered that the rings around Uranus are composed of chunks. | Harper's Magazine

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Astronomers were surprised to discover that Uranus, previously thought to be somewhat boring, is actually quite stormy. “We have never seen such vigorous convective activity in the southern hemisphere before,” said one. “Whatever is happening,” said another, “has to be well lubricated; it has to be a low-friction environment.” It was also discovered that the rings around Uranus are composed of chunks.

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Astronomers were surprised to discover that Uranus, previously thought to be somewhat boring, is actually quite stormy. “We have never seen such vigorous convective activity in the southern hemisphere before,” said one. “Whatever is happening,” said another, “has to be well lubricated; it has to be a low-friction environment.” It was also discovered that the rings around Uranus are composed of chunks.

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