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    National Geographic: Uranus got knocked around

    [url]http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111010-uranus-planets-tilted-impact-double-blows-moons-space-science/?source=link_fb20111010news-uranusonetwopunch[/url]

    [QUOTE][B][SIZE="4"]Uranus Got Knocked Over by One-Two Punch[/SIZE][/B]

    New models explain planet's tilted orbit, moon mystery.


    The planet Uranus got knocked on its side not by a single, massive blow but by two powerful impacts, new computer simulations hint.

    The model helps explain a long-standing mystery: Why do Uranus's moons also lie in unexpected positions?

    Unlike the other seven planets, Uranus's rotation axis has a bizarre 98-degree tilt relative to the solar system's orbital plane. In other words, the planet seems to roll around on its side as it orbits the sun.

    Even odder, the rings and moons of Uranus circle the planet's blabbityblabbityblahblahblahsciencymumbojumbo....[/QUOTE]



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    I lol'd

    Uncontrollably

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    Two powerful blows roughed up uranus, eh?

    I thought I had a tough weekend.

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    [QUOTE=Dirtstar;4184929]Why do Uranus's moons also lie in unexpected positions?
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    So Many Jokes....So Little Time

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    [QUOTE] In other words, the planet seems to roll around on its side as it orbits the sun.[/QUOTE]

    Well, Jesus. Seems like an open invite to knock around Uranus some more. It's almost asking for it at this point....

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    At least once a week this gets rammed by someone who has had way too much to drink. It's not a pretty sight, bent over on the side of the road.

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    The sign I mean. The sign.

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    I hit Uranus so hard, standing up straight is out now of the question. B!tch was getting too big for her orbit. You know how I roll.

    Your boy in space,

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    [QUOTE=shakin318;4185215][IMG]http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50260_306939984818_6180848_n.jpg[/IMG]

    At least once a week this gets rammed by someone who has had way too much to drink. It's not a pretty sight, bent over on the side of the road.[/QUOTE]

    [U]Careful pronunciation may be necessary to avoid embarrassment; say "YOOR a nus" , not "your anus" or "urine us".[/U]

    [SIZE="1"]Read more about Uranus l Uranus facts, pictures and information. by nineplanets.org[/SIZE]

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    I giggled through the entire story. Thx Dirt

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