It’s a two-for-one special today, since you didn’t get your fix yesterday. Oh, and Treatloaf readers really, really, really want to go to Uranus. Like the other gas planets, Uranus has bands of clouds that blow around  rapidly. But they are extremely faint, visible only with radical image enhancement of the Voyager 2 pictures (right). Recent observations with HST (left) show larger and more pronounced streaks. Further HST observations show even more activity. Uranus is no longer the bland boring planet that Voyager saw! It now seems clear that the differences are due to seasonal effects since the Sun is now at a lower Uranian latitude which may cause more pronounced day/night weather effects. By 2007 the Sun will be directly over Uranus’s equator.

“Meat Battery”
January 19th, 2009

3 Responses to “Meat Battery”

  1. you, my friend, are hilariously hilarous. i love uranus. i love the caption.

  2. Jamie

    was this one inspired by your own corn dog stick experience?

    also, i think i will switch from jupiter to uranus. you make it sound so good.

  3. The “larger and more pronounced streaks” did it for you….didn’t it?

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