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Exciting Uranus Details For Youngsters Cool Details About This Remarkable Planet

Cyclotron radiation is emitted in all directions and has a frequency equal to the gyrofrequency. The radiation is polarized with the polarization depending on the direction of propagation. The polarization is circular when viewed along the direction of the magnetic field and linear when viewed in the plane of the orbit. “There is really tiny temperature contrast and very little energy to drive the weather in Uranus,” says Sromovsky. “Whatever is taking place has to be nicely lubricated it has to be a low-friction environment.” Uranian storms seem to survive and thrive simply because the atmosphere is “slippery,” giving less...