Uranus

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 month 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…

3 months 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…

4 months 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…

7 months 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

Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

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

2 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…

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

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…

3 years ago

What are Gas Giants?

The outer planets of the Solar System - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - are gas giants, a designation which…

3 years ago