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Uranus: A Water World on Its Side

Lecture no. 15 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets

Uranus: A Water World on Its Side

Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

What a fascinating world Voyager 2 revealed in 1986 during its short flyby of Uranus! Learn why Uranus seems to orbit “on its side” surrounded by a delicate system of 13 rings and 27 moons, how we discovered its multi-polar magnetic field, and why scientists think Uranus might contain an ocean made of liquid diamond, with floating chunks of solid “diamond-bergs!”

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