ice giants

When Uranus and Neptune Migrated, Three Icy Objects Were Crashing Into Them Every Hour!

The giant outer planets haven’t always been in their current position. Uranus and Neptune for example are thought to have…

2 months ago

Astronomers See the Afterglow Where Two Ice Giant Planets Collided

What would happen if two giant planets collided? It would be terrifying to behold if it happened in our Solar…

9 months ago

Will We Ever Go Back to Explore the Ice Giants? Yes, If We Keep the Missions Simple and Affordable

It's been over 35 years since a spacecraft visited Uranus and Neptune. That was Voyager 2, and it only did…

2 years ago

Both Uranus and Neptune Have Really Bizarre Magnetic Fields

The magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune are really, seriously messed up. And we don't know why. (more…)

3 years ago

NASA Thinks it’s Time to Return to Neptune With its Trident Mission

Is it time to head back to Neptune and its moon Triton? It might be. After all, we have some…

4 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'…

6 years ago

Hallelujah, It’s Raining Diamonds! Just like the Insides of Uranus and Neptune.

A new experiment conducted by an international team of scientists has recreated the "diamond rains" thought to exist inside Uranus…

7 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…

7 years ago

Uranus & Neptune May Keep “Hitler’s Acid” Stable Under Massive Pressure

A new study by a team of Russian researchers has shown that in the interiors of ice giants like Uranus…

8 years ago

What are the Jovian Planets?

In the outer region of our Solar System lie four giant planets - also known as Jovians. And beyond our…

8 years ago