Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Home Climate411 First X-rays from Uranus Discovered

First X-rays from Uranus Discovered

-

One possibility is that the rings of Uranus are producing X-rays themselves, which is the case for Saturn’s rings. Uranus is surrounded by charged particles such as electrons and protons in its nearby space environment. If these energetic particles collide with the rings, they could cause the rings to glow in X-rays. Another possibility is that at least some of the X-rays come from auroras on Uranus, a phenomenon that has previously been observed on this planet at other wavelengths.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

Great Barrier Reef experiencing ‘record high’ levels of coral coverage

Sky News AustraliaFormer JCU Marine Physicist Peter Ridd says the Great Barrier Reef is now experiencing “record high coral cover”. “This is data that’s...

Second US Academic Arrested, Accused of Starting California Wild Fires

The second US academic in two months, Alexandra Souverneva, has been arrested and accused of serial arson in California. Last month California Professor Gary...

Bleached from a Distance

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog September 26, 2021 By jennifer  I lent my underwater camera (Olympus TG-6) to a dear friend who recently visited Lady Elliot...