Scientists can learn a lot about winds from old pictures of Uranus
We now know a lot more about the weather on Uranus thanks to 24-year-old data. A new analysis of data collected by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1989 revealed that while the atmosphere is full of the violent windstorms we expected, the surface is surprisingly calm. The storms, scientists say, are confined to a thin weather layer 680 miles deep at most. They say this discovery could help us understand more about how gas giant atmospheres work. Though NASA says we won't get any information that's up to today's standards for a while, they're hoping to learn more about the surface of gas giants from the Juno spacecraft currently headed to Jupiter.