2018 Was An Amazing Year for Uranus!

In a tumultuous year for news like 2018, important stories often get lost in the cracks. For example, many don’t know that 2018 was a banner year for Uranus, leaving some to conclude that Uranus did not receive all of the attention that it deserved over the past year.

Indeed, based on 2018’s revelations, veteran watchers of Uranus believe we are closing in on an explosive new understanding of it.

Uranus is Huge

The general public’s knowledge of Uranus is far less than it should be. Most people don’t even know how big Uranus actually is.

We have never really understood Uranus as much as we’d like. But, fortunately, 2018 brought new revelations that shed light on some of murkier elements of Uranus.

What is That Gas Coming Out of Uranus?

One science story that couldn’t escape notice in 2018 was driven by the gaseous smells emanating from Uranus.

Time Magazine was one of several major news outlets to feature Uranus in its news coverage in 2018.

Of course, once Uranus starts attracting attention, others inevitably come sniffing around.

In April, Astronomy.com reported the unsurprising conclusion that

The planet Uranus. It smells bad here. (Image Credit: NASA/Astronomy.com)

And in a rare moment of consensus in our typically polarized media landscape, Forbes reached a similar conclusion.

Scientists Are Working Hard to Get to the Bottom of Uranus

Scientists are determined to scope out every detail surrounding these noxious fumes wafting from Uranus. The foul odors emitted by Uranus have proven more inspirational than one might have previously imagined.

In 2018, one group of researchers announced that they had been able to produce one of the foul substances believed to be buried deep within the inner crevices of Uranus.

Uranus Takes A Beating

2018 also brought news about the brutal history of violence inflicted upon Uranus.

In July 2018, BGR News revealed details about some of the trauma experienced by Uranus in its youth. Most profoundly, Uranus is still shaped by the residual effects of extreme penetration by a massive object many years ago.

This discovery also brings us a bit closer to understanding why Uranus always seems to be taking in a lot more than it is dishing out.

The July 2018 report from Popular Mechanics shed new light onto one of 2017s most intriguing stories about Uranus.

To the surprise of numerous long-time observers of Uranus, new research published in 2018 demonstrated that, long ago, Uranus collided with a hard, missile-like object, producing a prolific mooning.

Thank God, Uranus Appears to be Functioning Normally

Despite the pummeling that Uranus has taken over the years, experts on its inner workings report that its clenching reflexes appear to be operating as expected.

Indeed, some scientists believe that Uranus can be exploited more effectively for the benefit of all. Those most invested in the study of Uranus are also the most vocal advocates of probing it further.

Few doubt that Uranus has considerable untapped potential. Uranus watchers are highly enthused about the innumerable possibilities that might come out of the further exploration of Uranus.

Will We Survive Less Coverage of Uranus?

Even with Uranus generating new excitement, it was not all sunshine and roses for Uranus in 2018. Sadly, Uranus lost an important advocate with the demise of the Uranus Examiner.

Although apparently unaware of the particulars of Uranus, the Uranus Examiner opened for business in August 2018.

The Uranus Examiner provided a unique perspective on events taking place around Uranus, a popular tourist destination for weary travelers.

As is often the case with stories involving Uranus, this one brought controversy.

Blaming “judgmental people,” the Uranus Examiner put its presses back in the closet just five weeks after the publication of its first edition.

Not everyone is upset about Uranus receiving less attention, however. Many believe that Uranus had already suffered from overexposure in 2017.

Should We Probe Uranus?

There will always be some who demand that the government involve itself in society’s most delicate matters, particularly those of great interest to the public. And few issues capture the public’s attention more than Uranus.

As part of its expanding exploration program, NASA proposes probing deeper into Uranus.

In our present political climate, we should probably expect the government to commision a probe of Uranus. Our leader, after all, is a man who likes to grab onto whatever excites him.

Yet, history has taught us that once the probing begins, no matter how harmless it might first appear, more invasive penetrations will surely follow. Only a fool can believe that Uranus will prove the exception. Rest assured, the invasion will not stop at Uranus.

What Does the Future Hold for Uranus?

Deeper probing of Uranus raises other complications. Even if we grab Uranus, will we know how to take full advantage of its plentiful resources?

Furthermore, in a country in which so many citizens tolerate the infringement of others’ rights, we should not expect that the popular majority will be willing to make the sacrifices necessary to save Uranus from whatever forces wish to do it harm.

If we cannot even build a wall to keep the Mexican rapists and drug dealers out of this country, it is very unlikely we will be able to protect Uranus from whatever cosmic beatings the universe has in store for it.

What is Uranus Trying to Say?

For starters, don’t get your panties in a bunch. Sure, we are learning more and more about Uranus every day. But the more we learn about Uranus, the more comfortable we will all feel with it.

Of course, some parents will not approve of children being exposed to Uranus more than they are now. The most prudish may even try to block their children from having any exposure to Uranus.

We must respect the rights of those parents who feel that a more thorough examination of Uranus crosses the ever-blurring boundary between science and ethics.

At the same time, the conflict over Uranus provides an opportunity to remind the younger generations that opinions about Uranus are like assholes: Everybody’s got one.

There is one final lesson that we learned from Uranus this year: As soon as we think we know all there is to know about Uranus, something new is sure to pop out.


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