Uranus

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,…

7 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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 years ago

Power Up! Distant Uranus Sees A Storm Surge Of ‘Monstrous’ Proportions

Who can imagine Uranus as a quiet planet now? The Keck Observatory caught some spectacular pictures of the gas giant…

7 years ago

Cassini’s View of Another Pale Blue Dot

When you hear the words "pale blue dot" you're probably reminded of the famous quote by Carl Sagan inspired by…

8 years ago

Astrophoto: Uranus at Opposition

Last week, we asked if you were looking for an observing challenge: looking for planet Uranus when it reached opposition…

8 years ago

Uranus: A Guide to its 2013 Opposition

Up for a challenge? Got a big 12” light bucket of a Dobsonian telescope and looking for something new to…

8 years ago

Trojan Asteroid Found Orbiting Uranus

What’s new in the outer reaches of our solar system? Try the discovery of a Trojan asteroid orbiting Uranus. While…

8 years ago