In 1977, NASA started Voyager program that was operated to know about the favorable planetary system of Jupiter and Saturn. This project then continued further as Voyager 2 to study Uranus and Neptune. This project helps in collecting some valuable data and photographs of these four massive planets and their moons from Voyager’s camera, magnetometers and other instruments.
In a BBC show Dr. Cox disclose some amazing facts about the planetary system. According to Dr. Cox with the help of Voyager mission they come within reach of a whole new class of planet.
Uranus is also similar to Jupiter and Saturn as the planets upper atmosphere is mostly comprises of hydrogen and helium gas and under it in the base there is present an icy fusion of methane, ammonia and water. With the help of this project, the scientists distinguish these layers as unlike the other planets Uranus is almost featureless as it saw only 1 with no cloud formation.
The final verdict of researchers explained that the planet Uranus also has rings just like Saturn. Though, the rings are still unidentified because they are dark and feeble to see from the earth. Voyager spends six hours over this planet Uranus and grabbed the whole system. This planet Uranus, 224 C is coldest and first ice giant in the solar system.
The rings of this planet are whimsical secret for the researchers of NASA because they do not reflect much light. But it is assumed that the Uranus rings are not made up of water and ice, as the Saturn rings. Because Saturn rings reflect light better and can be featured. But hopefully the scientist will soon discover the some more interesting facts about the solar system and planet.
Dr. Cox also publicized that a planet in the solar system rains diamonds. This phenomenon is further explained as large clouds of water propagates under the upper atmosphere and creates 10,000 time stronger flash than on earth illuminates the sky. This flash, transfer methane gas in some huge soot shells. However at the bottom pressure increases so large that the soot pieces are likely to be transferred to diamonds.