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Facts | Why Uranus and Neptune are so few scientists are interested in?
Photo Neptune filmed by space research apparatus “Voyager 2”
Currently, most of space exploration missions are somehow connected with Mars. Have you ever wondered why the other planets in our solar system do not attract the same attention as the Red Planet? After all, besides Mars and Earth have 6 other planets, but only some of them are only partially understood. Think scientists are not interested in? Very opposite.
With Mars due five space missions: two of them are currently already underway, three – are planned for the relatively near future. Mercury and Venus are exploring just one space probe – “Messenger» NASA and “Venus Express” European Space Agency. Around Jupiter circling just one autonomous interplanetary space research unit “Juno.” “Cassini” alone cope with Saturn for a long time.
But in our solar system there are still two lonely gas giants, which no one does not want to fly – Uranus and Neptune . On their structure, atmosphere and other features we know only through the brief flight by them space research stations “Voyager”. The reason for which these giants while still not well understood, the most banal.
They are from Earth so far as to build their research needs space research satellites flying at an incredible speed. In addition, these space stations will be required to possess a gigantic reserve of energy just to get to the point orbits of these giants, where they can be captured by the gravitational influence. Uranium, for example, located at a distance 20 times larger than the distance from the sun to the earth. A Neptune in turn requires only as much as 165 years for one revolution around our star. For example, the Earth manages to make time for it almost 165 full speed.
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