Wonder what it’s like to fall into Uranus? These scientists do, too

What would it be like to fall through the clouds of our solar system’s ice giants, Uranus or Neptune? Well, no one truly knows — but we might be close to finding out.

We have landed on, crashed into, or descended into the clouds of all of the planets in the solar system except for two: Uranus and Neptune. The farthest planets from the sun, these worlds are still shrouded in a certain degree of mystery. This may soon change, however. That’s because both NASA, in the 2023-2032 Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey, and the ESA, in the Voyage 2050 programme, have stated that a visit to these outer planets is a high priority. 


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