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Well, It’s Official: Uranus Smells Like Farts

Approximate true-color view of the southern hemisphere of Uranus made from images acquired by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in January 1986.

Scientists have just confirmed what every third-grader has known for nearly 170 years* as irrefutable fact: Uranus smells like stinky farts.

Let the giggling commence.

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Our Sharpest (Ground-Based) View of Pluto Yet:

Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, seen by the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea (Gemini Observatory)

Real planet, dwarf planet, KBO… who cares? What matters here is that astronomers from NASA, NOAO and the Gemini Observatory have created the sharpest image of Pluto ever made with ground-based observations — and developed a new way to verify potential Earth-like exoplanets at the same time. Not too shabby, I’d say.

Here’s how they did it.

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