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Monday, June 19, 2017

Mike Wehner, BGR: We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that's because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets. The planets that lie further away from the Sun don't get nearly as much attention, but they may soon, as NASA is currently spitballing some missions that will give us a better look at Uranus than we've ever gotten. The theoretical missions, which would see NASA spacecraft heading to both Uranus and Neptune, would be of huge scientific benefit. The idea is to determine what the planets are made of, get an idea of the atmospheric composition, and take lots of fantastic photographs, too. Researchers hope to study the weather and overall climate of the planets, while determining how they fit into the overall makeup of our Solar System.

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NASA says that 2030 through 2036 would be feasible for a Uranus trip, while a Neptune mission would need to take place before 2030 or after 2040, due to the timing of a gravity-assisted boost around Jupiter.

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Headline FTW!!!

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-18 07:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Headline winning!

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-06-18 08:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sounds explosive!

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-06-19 11:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I knew someone would be along to plug thus story!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-19 11:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't pass gas anymore.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-19 11:42 AM | Reply

These are the voyages of the USS Cavernous Fartbox. Its five-year mission: to explore strange, new smells, to seek out new stink and new flatulatations, to boldly go where no man has gone...before.

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-06-19 11:44 AM | Reply

Scientist are tired of silly jokes and are planning to rename the planet -------.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-06-19 06:21 PM | Reply

Heh heh...... all the jokers are out today.

#8 | Posted by Sezu at 2017-06-20 08:56 AM | Reply

"I don't pass gas anymore.
#5 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR"

It just goes straight into your colostomy bag, huh?

#9 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-06-20 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"NASA Wants to Probe Uranus in Search of Gas"

I've got nothing to add. :)

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2017-06-20 05:36 PM | Reply

Haha :), I'm glad everyone had some fun with this newspiece. Here's hoping we explore more planets!

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-06-20 09:20 PM | Reply

No I perfume the air with my sweet essence.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-20 11:01 AMFlag: ReceivedFunnyNewsworthyAbusive

#13 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-06-21 06:57 AM | Reply

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