NASA researchers use cutting-edge technology to photograph an unusual polar cyclone on Uranus
Uranus has always been a planet of mysticism and controversy for astronomers. Its remoteness and permanent passage through our solar system have always interested the scientific community, including NASA, which has just photographed a rare polar cyclone.
The space agency has published its latest findings on this planet, where it detects a phenomenon somewhat atypical for our neighboring stars but which, in theory, could be more recurrent for formations at this end of the system.
What's remarkable and striking here is that NASA has managed to capture a series of images, photographs, technically, where it captures and verifies the existence of these polar cyclones. Although the sharpness, resolution and tonalities are perhaps unconventional.
Uranus is the seventh planet in our solar system, located precisely between Saturn and Neptune, which has led more than once in the past to it not always receiving much attention from the scientific community at large, although it does have its devoted “fans” dedicated to its ongoing study. That's why the space agency recently published other interesting results.
This is a gaseous planet, which gives it a bluish hue, due to the presence of methane on its surface. Its internal density is not considerable, and this list of factors would have been crucial to the phenomenon shared here today.
Here's what Uranus' polar cyclone looks like from thermal photographs taken by NASA.
According to Fox Newsa group of NASA researchers have detected the first documented cyclone on Uranus, but this is no ordinary cyclone, but a polar cyclone, occurring precisely at the planet's north pole.
The scientific community dedicated to the study of Uranus has long theorized about the existence of such meteorological phenomena on the planet. But it's only now that they've been able to photograph it and prove its existence:
In the latest edition of Advancing Earth And Space ScienceAn article was published to explain in greater detail how this discovery was made. Thanks to a series of remote photographs using microwave technology, the presence and impact of this polar cyclone are visible.
The images, captured by a radio telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, are thermal and show temperature variations, warmer at the North Pole, proving, along with the image of its waves, the existence of the phenomenon.
The cyclone documented was of great magnitude and will serve as an interesting precedent for the scientific community.