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It is perhaps the most mysterious of the planets in our solar system… what if we were to explore Uranus?

NASA and China are considering a mission to one of the most distant planets in our solar system, the seventh, one of the last. Long ignored, we only visited it once, with the quick flyby of Voyager 2 in 1986. This icy giant, with surprising features, remains little known. What are the main scientific questions posed by undertaking such a journey?

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We are pleased to receive Lea Griton, professor at the Sorbonne University and researcher at the LESIA Laboratory for Space Studies and Instrumentation in Astrophysics, Thierry Fouchetprofessor at the Sorbonne-University and researcher at the Paris observatory.

today’s report

The orbits and axes of rotation of the planets in the Solar System are not due to chance. They keep as “memory” the conditions of their formation and their evolution. Trying to understand why Uranus has an obliquity of 98°, unlike the other giant planets, improves our understanding of how the solar system formed. meeting with Melaine Sailenfest Y gwenael boue of the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation (IMCCE) of the Paris Observatory, on the subject of your article to be published in astronomy and astrophysics. By Noémie Naguet de Saint Vulfran :


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documentary resources

find the threat of the program of the day in the twitter feed of La Ciencia, CQFD.

China wants to explore Uranus and Jupiter with a single rocket (Science Post, 2022)

Astronomers finally know why Uranus is dimmer than its brother Neptune (GEO, May 2022)

“Going to Uranus means taking the risk of making very big discoveries” (The World, 2022)

Suspected of harboring subterranean oceans, Uranus’s moons in turn intrigue (Science and Future, 2021)

Uranus: Jokes about the name of the planet are an obstacle to its exploration? (Numerama, 2020)

The tilt of Uranus explained by a collision? (Science and Future, 2020)

34 years later, Voyager2 reveals an unexpected secret about Uranus’ atmosphere (Numerama, 2020)

If Uranus is also tilted, it may be because it was once surrounded by a disk. (Numerama, 2020)

Uranus, the recumbent planet, would have been overturned by a cosmic driver (Le Figaro, 2018)

Two moons of Uranus will collide (Futurescience, 2017)

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musical references

Headline of the day: night flight from uranus by Datarock

The opening credits: goka dunya by Altin Gun

End credits: pingpxng by Yin Yin References

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