The atmosphere of the planet is mostly made up of hydrogen and methane and resembles a thick, murky soup. Huge electrical storms sweep through the outer atmosphere constantly, sometimes reaching over five hundred miles across, rendering sensors inoperable and affecting electronics even in near orbit, such is the intensity of the electrical discharges. The lower atmosphere is slightly calmer, but the intense atmospheric pressure is enormous, and few ships are able to travel this far in without being crushed under the weight of the gas giant’s gravitational field. To date, no life has ever been recorded anywhere on Uluru, and it is unlikely any will ever be found, either.
Twice a year, fighter jockeys rally in space near the outer edges of Uluru’s ring system to participate in “Back to Black”. This is a fast, high-octane race course through the gas giant’s ring system, dodging through the various stellar debris and small asteroids. The race was originally named after the famous Loronarian fighter ace, Dack Blackbeam, who first raced through the rings after a dare from several of his squadron wing mates. He was later killed when his craft span out of control after clipping a rogue meteor while racing the rings, and despite the best efforts of his friends and rescue teams, plunged into Ulugbek’s atmosphere and was crushed by the enormous atmospheric pressure of the gas giant. Though officially illegal due to its dangerous nature, most local authorities turn a blind eye to the racers’ bi-annual activities and the races frequently attract a large crowd of pilots and spectators from across the galaxy.