Uranus

The Moons of Uranus Are Fascinating Enough On Their Own That We Should Send a Flagship Mission Out There

What’s the most interesting fact you know about Uranus? The fact that its rotational axis is completely out of line…

2 weeks ago

Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions

New observations by ALMA and the VLT provide the most-detailed look yet at Uranus' system of rings, revealing things about…

1 year ago

Something Twice the Size of Earth Slammed into Uranus and Knocked it Over on its Side

Astronomers think they know how Uranus got flipped onto its side. According to detailed computer simulations, a body about twice…

2 years ago

Exploring the Ice Giants: Neptune and Uranus at Opposition for 2018

Have you seen all of the planets for yourself? This week is a good time to check off the most…

2 years ago

New Insights Into What Might Have Smashed Uranus Over Onto its Side

A new study by a team of NASA-supported researchers has shown how a giant impact could explain all of Uranus'…

2 years ago

Who Discovered Uranus?

Uranus was discovered by British astronomer Sir William Herschel on March 13th, 1781, though it had been observed several times…

3 years ago

Hubble Sees Intense Auroras on Uranus

French astronomers discover the brightest auroras on Uranus ever seen, and they look ... weird.

3 years ago

The Orbit of Uranus. How Long is a Year on Uranus?

A year on Uranus lasts almost as long as a century on Earth. And because of its extreme tilt, its…

3 years ago

Sweet Sights for November Nights

Clear night ahead? Let's see what's up. We'll start close to home with the Moon, zoom out to lonely Fomalhaut 25 light…

5 years ago

The Planet Uranus

The gas giant Uranus is the third largest planet in our Solar System, has many moons, a ring system, and…

5 years ago