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Uranus

Tricks to Remember the Planets

Need an easy way to remember the order of the planets in our Solar System? The technique used most often…

4 years ago

Moonspotting-A Guide to Observing the Moons of the Solar System

Like splitting double stars, hunting for the faint lesser known moons of the solar system offers a supreme challenge for…

5 years ago

How Many Moons Does Uranus Have?

Like all the gas and ice giants of the outer Solar System, Uranus has an impressive system as moons, of…

5 years ago

Uranus’s Moon Oberon

In 1610, Galileo's observed four satellites orbiting the distant gas giant of Jupiter. This discovery would ignite a revolution in…

5 years ago

Slender Moonspotting, Occultations, Daytime Planets and More

One of nature’s grandest ‘occultations’ of all is coming right up this Friday, as the Moon passes in front of…

5 years ago

Half-Moon Makes Dramatic Pass at Uranus Tonight

Sunlight. Moonlight. Starlight. I saw all three for the first time in weeks yesterday. Filled with photons, I feel lighter today,…

5 years ago

The Top 101 Astronomical Events to Watch for in 2015

Phew! It’s here. Now in its seventh year of compilation and the second year running on Universe Today, we’re proud…

5 years ago

Uranus Bland? Nope, It’s A Stormy Planet With Interesting Insides

Sometimes first impressions are poor ones. When the Voyager 2 spacecraft whizzed by Uranus in 1986, the close-up view of…

5 years ago

‘Frankenstein’ Moon: Tidal Forces From Uranus May Have Contributed to Miranda’s Bizarre Appearance

Miranda, the innermost of Uranus’ five moons, has a “Frankenstein”-like appearance: it looks as though it was pieced together from…

5 years ago

Stalking Uranus: A Complete Guide to the 2014 Opposition Season

It’s no joke… now is the time to begin searching the much-maligned (and mispronounced) planet Uranus as it reaches opposition…

5 years ago