By G9ija

NASA has spotted something striking and beautiful lingering at the top of Uranus.

Stargazers glimpsed a vast bright stormy cloud cap across the north pole which is a bit like the planetary equivalent of a vajazzle.

We already know Uranus is tipped on its side due to an encounter with a large and unrelenting object at some murky point in its history.

It’s thought this caused a cloud of smelly methane gas to form around the planet’s north pole which shines brightly when the sun’s light catches it.

NASA explained: ‘Scientists believe this new feature is a result of Uranus’ unique rotation. Unlike every other planet in the solar system, Uranus is tipped over almost onto its side.

Because of this extreme tilt, during the planet’s summer the Sun shines almost directly onto the north pole and never sets.

Uranus is now approaching the middle of its summer season, and the polar-cap region is becoming more prominent. This polar hood may have formed by seasonal changes in atmospheric flow.

The cloud of gas is likely to smell like rotten eggs and is sometimes so bright it can be photographed by amateur astronomers.

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