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Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
This is a composite image of Uranus by Voyager 2 and two different observations made by Hubble -- one for the ring and one for the auroras. (2017-04-10)
Two New Moons Of Uranus Discovered
A team of scientists led by a University of Toronto astronomer has discovered two distant moons orbiting around the planet Uranus. (1997-10-31)
Topsy-turvy motion creates light switch effect at Uranus
A Georgia Tech study suggests Uranus' magnetosphere, the region defined by the planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it, gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet. (2017-06-26)
Uranus Moons Named Caliban and Sycorax
Cornell astronomer Philip Nicholson and his colleagues have proposed to name the two recently discovered moons of the planet Uranus Caliban and Sycorax, both characters in Shakespeare's play (1998-05-01)
Which ringed planet...!?
The ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory (Chile) has obtained an unsual view of planet Uranus with rings and moons. (2002-12-23)
As Uranus coasts through a brief window of time when its rings are edge-on to Earth -- a view of the planet we get only once every 42 years -- astronomers peering at the rings with ESO's Very Large Telescope and other space or ground-based telescopes are getting an unprecedented view of the fine dust in the system, free from the glare of the bright rocky rings. (2007-08-23)
Scientists discover second known blue ring in solar system
Blue may be a color that most of us can feel, but the solar system's seventh planet is feeling it, too - in its outermost ring. (2006-04-07)
Astronomers spot faraway Uranus-like planet
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus. (2014-10-15)
Keck zooms in on the weird weather of Uranus
Capitalizing on the incomparable optical capabilities of the Keck Telescope, scientists have gained an unprecedented look at the atmosphere of Uranus, providing new insight into some of the most enigmatic weather in the solar system. (2004-11-10)
Planet Nine could spell doom for solar system
The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to research from the University of Warwick. (2016-08-30)
Giant planet ejected from the solar system
Just as an expert chess player sacrifices a piece to protect the queen, the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth, according to an article recently published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. (2011-11-10)
Blue ring discovered around Uranus
Among all the red rings around the large planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the lone blue ring in the orbit of Saturn's moon Enceladus stood out. (2006-04-06)
'Trojan' asteroids in far reaches of solar system more common than previously thought
UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus, and believe 2011 QF99 is part of a larger-than-expected population of transient objects temporarily trapped by the gravitational pull of the solar system's giant planets. (2013-08-29)
Amateur, professional astronomers alike thrilled by extreme storms on Uranus
The normally bland face of Uranus has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere. (2014-11-12)
Keck observations bring weather of Uranus into sharp focus
In 1986, when Voyager swept past Uranus, the probe's portraits of the planet were (2012-10-17)
Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn's rings
A team of researchers have presented a new model for the origin of Saturn's rings based on results of computer simulations. (2016-10-31)
Solving solar system quandaries is simple: Just flip-flop the position of Uranus and Neptune
The planets in our solar system weren't always in the order they are today. (2007-12-11)
NASA investigates invisible magnetic bubbles in outer solar system
Forty years ago, the twin Voyagers spacecraft were launched to explore the frontiers of our solar system, and have since made countless discoveries, including finding magnetic bubbles around two of the outer planets. (2017-11-01)
Hubble's Neptune anniversary pictures
Today, Neptune has arrived at the same location in space where it was discovered nearly 165 years ago. (2011-07-12)
Melting ice under pressure
The deep interior of Neptune, Uranus and Earth may contain some solid ice. (2008-09-23)
Computer models suggest planetary and extrasolar planet atmospheres
The world is abuzz with the discovery of an extrasolar, Earthlike planet around the star Gliese 581 that is relatively close to our Earth at 20 light years away in the constellation Libra. (2007-06-19)
Astronomers get first look at Uranus's rings as they swing edge-on to Earth
An edge-on view of Uranus' rings, possible only once every 42 years, shows that the dust distribution has changed significantly since Voyager 2 took photos in 1986. (2007-08-23)
AGU: Uranus auroras glimpsed from Earth
For the first time, scientists have captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus, finding further evidence of just how peculiar a world that distant planet is. (2012-04-13)
For the first time in 14 years, astronomers spot two 'shepherd' Uranian moons
Like cosmic sleuths, astronomers from Arizona, Cornell and Wellesley spot two (2000-03-01)
Weather on the outer planets only goes so deep
Weizmann Institute researchers and their colleagues set an upper limit for the thickness of jet streams on Uranus and Neptune. (2013-05-16)
Keck Telescope images of Uranus reveal ring, atmospheric fireworks
As Uranus orbits to give Earth observers a more edge-on view of its rings, they're becoming brighter and more distinct, allowing astronomers at the Keck Observatory to see for the first time the innermost ring that was imaged only once before - by Voyager 2 in 1986. (2004-11-10)
Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings
Until now, rings of material in a disc have only been observed around giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn, which is known for its spectacular rings. (2014-03-26)
Scientists discover what extraordinary compounds may be hidden inside Jupiter and Neptune
Scientists from MIPT's Computational Materials Discovery Lab have discovered that the depths of Uranus, Neptune and their satellites may contain extraordinary compounds, such as Carbonic and Orthocarbonic acids (the latter also known as Hitler's acid). (2016-09-05)
Primitive atmosphere discovered around 'Warm Neptune'
A pioneering new study uncovering the 'primitive atmosphere' surrounding a distant world could provide a pivotal breakthrough in the search to how planets form and develop in far-flung galaxies. (2017-05-11)
Microscopic jets, diamonds unlikely on Uranus, and amazing mosquito legs
The following articles are featured in the upcoming issue of Physical Review Journals: Physicists add jet propulsion to microscopic styrene balls; There may be rings around Uranus but no diamonds to go with them; Mosquito legs are a marvel of nano engineering, making the insects some of nature's best water walkers. (2007-07-16)
DARE to explore the planets
Global Aerospace Corporation announced today that it has won a NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) award to develop a revolutionary system architecture for exploration of planetary atmospheres and surfaces from atmospheric altitudes. (2002-06-05)
A watery exoplanet of unexpected composition -- and perhaps origin
Astronomers have discovered that a Neptune-sized planet orbiting another star has an atmosphere containing water and clouds. (2017-05-11)
U of M researcher simluate characteristics of planetary cores
University of Minnesota researchers Renata Wentzcovitch and Koichiro Umemoto and Philip B. (2006-02-18)
NASA study finds unexpectedly primitive atmosphere around 'warm Neptune'
By combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, a new study has found that the planet HAT-P-26b has an atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium, with a relatively cloudless sky. (2017-05-11)
Invisible world discovered
Usually, running five minutes late is a bad thing since you might lose your dinner reservation or miss out on tickets to the latest show. (2011-09-08)
Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres
An atmospheric peculiarity the Earth shares with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune is likely common to billions of planets, University of Washington astronomers have found, and knowing that may help in the search for potentially habitable worlds. (2013-12-09)
Livermore researchers shed light on physical properties of carbon
A team based in Livermore has shed some light on the phase diagram of carbon at high pressure and temperature. (2006-01-24)
Scientists predict earth-like planets around most stars
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life, by applying a 200 year old idea to the thousands of exo-planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope. (2015-02-04)
A blue ring around the planet Uranus
The outermost ring of the planet Uranus turns out to have a bright blue color, according to a report in the April 7 issue of the journal Science. (2006-04-06)
Recycling of material may extend ring lifetimes
Although rings around planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are relatively short-lived, new evidence implies that the recycling of orbiting debris can lengthen the lifetime of such rings, according to University of Colorado researchers. (2003-12-08)
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