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How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt

    How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things occurred long ago in our primordial Solar System. At that ancient time, there were turbulent, violent, clashes and crashes between primeval objects that created a veritable “cosmic shooting gallery” during our Solar System’s tumultuous youth–when newborn worlds collided around our young Sun. For decades,…

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The Mystery Of Neptune’s Shrinking, Smelly, And Disappearing Storm

    The Mystery Of Neptune’s Shrinking, Smelly, And Disappearing Storm By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded and blue, big beautiful Neptune skirts the outer region of our Solar System, where it dwells as the smallest of the quartet of known gaseous giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and itself. Here, in the dimly lit frigid outskirts of our Sun’s region of…

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Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest

    Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded, beautiful, and a bewitching sapphire blue, the ice-giant planet Neptune is the most distant major planet from our Star–and it is also circled by a bizarre large moon that may not have been born a moon at all. Neptune’s moon, Triton, may really…

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