Uranus

What Mission Could Detect Oceans at Uranus’ Moons?

Exploration of ocean worlds has become a hot topic of late, primarily due to their role as a potential harbor…

3 months 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…)

5 months ago

Uranus X-Rays are Probably Reflected Sunlight, but There Could be Another Source as Well

X-rays offer a unique insight into the astronomical world.  Invisible to the naked eye, most commonly they are thought of…

6 months ago

Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus—and two of its moons—230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from…

1 year ago

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…

1 year ago

A Simulation of Sunsets on Other Worlds: From Venus to Titan

A new tool from NASA Goddard allows us to witness what a sunset would look like on other bodies in…

1 year ago

New Find Shows Uranus Loses Atmosphere to its Magnetic Field

NASA’s researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center recently did just that, looking at Voyager 2’s lone encounter with the…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus

3 years 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…

3 years ago