uranus

  • The rings of Uranus are glowing

    Telescopes combine to illuminate little known phenomenon.

    The rings that girdle Uranus are nowhere near as optically spectacular as those that surround Saturn. Indeed, they re...

    Astronomy June 23, 2019
  • Uranus is extremely cold

    New image reveals an enormous ice storm.

    This image of Uranus, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and newly released by NASA, reveals the planet’s extreme an...

    Space February 10, 2019
  • An eclipse on Uranus

    Earth isn’t the only planet to witness moons blotting out the Sun.

    This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a moon traversing the face of Uranus, and its accompanying shadow. The white ...

    Space August 5, 2018
  • Uranus’s magnetic field toggles on and off every day

    The strange geometry of Uranus’s magnetic field means it opens and closes each time the planet sp...

    A composite image showing an extremely bright aurora on Uranus. The auroras are produced by periodic fluctuations in ...

    Space June 28, 2017
  • Seasonal quirks on the solar system's giant planets

    In this second of two parts, Phil Ritchie looks at how seasons transpire at the gas giants, Jupit...

    Saturn's striking polar hexagon is thought to be seasonal.NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science InstituteIn the inner so...

    Space November 3, 2016
  • Wavy rings point to two undiscovered moons at Uranus

    A couple of moonlets would bring the gas giant’s moon tally to 29.

    The Hubble Space Telescope took this false-colour image of Uranus in 2003. The planet's faint rings and moons have be...

    Space October 23, 2016
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