Astronomers observed powerful storms on the featureless surface of Uranus. The presence of these storms in the atmosphere of Uranus has perplexed the scientists.
In August, the professional astronomers witnessed these storms with the help of Keck Telescope. At that moment astronomers discovered eight other large storms in the Northern hemispheres of the gas giant in infrared light. Afterwards, amateur astronomers determined these storms as clear spots on the surface of the planet. Fortunately, these amateur astronomers recorded the images through some latest techniques and equipments
Marc Delacroix, an amateur astronomer expressed that he was quite excited to view the activity of Uranus. Nowadays, it is a usual thing for astronomers to get information about Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. However, Uranus and Neptune are certainly an exceptional one for the amateur astronomers.
Among those entire 8 storms one was the stronger one. It appeared with a wavelength of 2.2 microns and produced nearly one third of the light of the entire planet. This high frequency permits researchers to analyze the development in the lower layer of Uranus atmosphere.
Heidi Hammed, the head of the study reported that scientists came across this kind of activity in 2007. At that time Uranus equinox occurred and the sun shined straightly on the equator. Later on, the experts believe that such type of activity would not ever emerge again. Therefore, these storms are pretty surprising for everyone,
Uranus is the third largest planet of the solar system. It contains a diameter that is four times greater as compared to the planet Earth.