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Fraser
2013-Jun-18, 03:20 PM
As Uranus speeds in its orbit in the solar system, there are three large space rocks that are in lockstep with the gas giant, according to new simulations. Two of them are wobbling in unstable “horseshoe” orbits near Uranus, while the third is in a more reliable Trojan orbit that is always 60 degrees in [...]

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publiusr
2013-Jun-24, 10:23 PM
Now here is where your space prospectors need to look:
http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/diamond-oceans-jupiter-uranus.htm

Uranus was knocked on its side by a massive collsion, and I would not be surprised if these rocks were the result. Being in unstable orbits means that they may be removed if you can get a large enough spacecraft out to it. They may just be diamond rich.