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PhosphorusDecree
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18 Aug 2022, 6:17 am

In all seriousness, I wonder if this has put back plans to study the outer planets by decades.... Small gas giants like Uranus and Neptune are apparently one of the most common types of planet in the Galaxy. And despite being very similar in size, there are a lot of difference between Uranus and Neptune, so we could learn a lot from them.


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18 Aug 2022, 7:01 am

Yes. Roughtly the same size. Both are the same shade of blue. So they are twins in my mind. But they have differences, and doubtless we would find more if we 'probed' them.

They have found 'super earths' around other stars. Some of these super earths are probably really runt versions of Uranus and Nepture, and not really overgrown versions of Venus or Earth.



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18 Aug 2022, 8:35 am

Tim_Tex wrote:
There is a town in Connecticut called Mianus. I wonder if that's where the probe will be launched.

I don't know but when the first colony is built on a Uranian moon, it better be named New Mianus.