Auroras were photographed on the surface of Uranus. The giant ice planet produces a light show similar to Earth's Northern lights.
The month of February is a colorful one for stargazers. Comets. planets and the brightest asteroid will be visible and could be spotted with binoculars.
A team of scientists has come up with a new model of the origin of Saturn’s rings. The new theory, which is based on computer simulations, also explains why Saturn’s rings are different from those of Uranus.
The planet Uranus is another interesting object in the Solar System because of its strange rings. But a recent study suggests that it's not the only surprising thing about the planet as there were signs of two hidden moons uncovered.
Astronomers reexamining data from Voyager 2 has observed evidence indicating the existence of two tiny, never-before-seen moons lurking within the dark rings of Uranus.
An international team of astronomers has detected signs of possible site of an icy planet similar to Uranus and Neptune around a young star about 176 light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
There are unexpected compounds found--- or rather can be formed in Uranus an Neptune.
For several years, scientists have believed that the Solar System formerly had five, not four gassy giants. They wondered how the fifth planet was tossed out. New research explains how it likely happened.
The largest of planets may have formed very differently from what we've thought all along.
Things are shaking up on the normally boring, blue dot that is Uranus with a series of extreme storms on its surface, according to researchers.
Uranus has always been a pretty lonely planet. The seventh planet from the Sun, this "ice giant" made primarily of ice particles, hydrogen, and helium is relatively unique, drifting around our solar system in an unusual elliptical orbit at a stunning 99 degrees axial tilt. Now, however, researchers are saying that the baby-blue planet has an unlikely twin 25,000 light-years away.
Uranus and Neptune are both home to extreme winds blowing at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour – or, as in the case of Neptune, 1,500 miles per hour - and hurricane-like storms as large around as Earth. However, since the discovery of these strong atmospheric winds in the 1980s, just how deep their reach is has remained a mystery. That is, until now.