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NASA Makes Big, Uranus Discovery

Massive Plasmoid Tearing Off Uranus' Atmosphere Source:  NASA Image of Plasmoid NASA Spacecraft Flew Right through It NASA researchers have made a remarkable discovery from the Voyager 2 space mission to the outer planets more than thirty years ago in January 1986.  They've spotted a massive bubble breaking away from Uranus' atmosphere that may have taken some of the planet's gassy atmosphere with it.  NASA just announced the discovery.  They're calling it a huge plasmoid loaded with supercharged particles.  Remarkably, the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew right through it. Plasmoids Plasmoids are massive space bubbles filled with charged particles that can break away from a planet.  They pull charged particles out of a planet's atmosphere and hurl them into space. Such activity has been spotted from Earth and nearby planets but never before on Uranus. NASA scientists are studying this event because, they say, if you change a