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Uranus' atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. The methane in Uranus' upper atmosphere absorbs the red light from the Sun but reflects the blue light from the Sun back into space. This is why Uranus appears blue.

NASA Wants To Probe Uranus In Search Of Gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets. The planets that lie further away from the Sun don’t get nearly as much attention, but they may soon, as NASA is currently spitballing some missions that will give us a better look at Uranus than we’ve ever gotten. The theoretical missions, which would see NASA spacecraft heading to both Uranus and Neptune, would be…

How does helium get underground in the first place? If it’s such a light element, why are Earth’s stores of it buried beneath the surface? If it’s such a light element, why are Earth’s stores of it buried beneath the surface?

How does helium get underground in the first place?

In a huge announcement this week, scientists gathered together from a number of different universities and research facilities to hail the discovery of a giant underground deposit of helium. In…

How to Make a Balloon Arch. Balloon arches are a great addition to just about any party or event. They look impressive and complex, but they are actually quite simple to make. You can make a basic balloon arch with regular balloons or a.

Winning helium hunt lifts hopes element not running out

A volcanic region of Tanzania contains more than a trillion liters of helium gas, enough to fill 1.2 million medical MRI scanners — or hundreds of billions of balloons, researchers report.

Researchers Uncover Formation Mechanism of Giant Aktogai Cu Deposit

Researchers Uncover Formation Mechanism of Giant Aktogai Cu Deposit | Geology Page

Porphyry Cu deposits are one of the world’s most valuable ore deposits providing around 75%, 50% and 20% of the world’s supply of copper, molydbenum and gol

Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas

Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas | Geology Page

Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas (H2), a new Duke

A bizarre physics law is making superfluid helium behave like an actual black hole - ScienceAlert

Beyond Balloons: 8 Unusual Facts about Helium

Helium is more than just fun and games: it is also a scarce industrial resource with important uses in technology and medicine, and scientists are still learning about its strange properties.

The biggest scientific instrument in the world was brought down by a tiny weasel - The Washington Post

The world is running dangerously low on helium. This discovery reinflates our supply.

The field, in Tanzania, is estimated to contain twice as much of the gas as the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve.