Mystery of the Giant Ice Planets
This episode unlocks the mystery of why the Solar System’s ice giant planets – Uranus and Neptune – are so weird.
Voyager 2 remains the only probe to visit these frozen worlds. Today, new experiments and next generation telescopes are finally revealing what makes these planets so strange. Can an ancient mega-collision solve the mystery of what knocks Uranus onto its side? How does a special ice cocktail reveal what powers super-huge geysers on Neptune’s largest moon? What hidden energy powers the fastest winds in the Solar System? This episode reveals the latest research into these icy enigmas.