Hubble Reveals Something Massive On Uranus
Thanks to the Hubble space telescope, it is nearly impossible to unsee the huge glimmering region on the surface of Uranus. The cause of this blatant smear on Uranus is caused by powerful bursts of solar wind.
Streams of charged particles caught in powerful magnetic fields forced into the upper atmosphere of Uranus, where their interactions with gas particles, such as oxygen or nitrogen, create the spectacular bursts of light.
The first direct evidence that these powerful shimmering regions rotate with the planet was uncovered when they watched the auroras over time.