News tagged with uranus

Ice giants at opposition

It seems as if the planets are fleeing the evening sky, just as the Fall school star party season is getting underway. Venus and Mars have entered the morning sky, and Jupiter reaches solar conjunction this week. Even glorious ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Astronomy
shares70 comments 0

Uranus' moon Titania

Like all of the Solar Systems' gas giants, Uranus has an extensive system of moons. In fact, astronomers can now account for 27 moons in orbit around Uranus. Of these, none are greater in size, mass, or surface area than ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares34 comments 4

Uranus' moon Umbriel

The 19th century was an auspicious time for astronomers and planet hunters. In addition to the discovery of the Asteroid Belt that rests between Mars and Jupiter – as well as the many minor planets within – the outer ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares34 comments 0

Giant methane storms on Uranus

Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Astronomy
shares1585 comments 14

Uranus' "sprightly" moon Ariel

The outer Solar System has enough mysteries and potential discoveries to keep scientists busy for decades. Case in point, Uranus and it's system of moons. Since the beginning of the Space Age, only one space probe has ever ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares28 comments 0

Uranus' "Frankenstein moon" Miranda

Ever since the Voyager space probes ventured into the outer Solar System, scientists and astronomers have come to understand a great deal of this region of space. In addition to the four massive gas giants that call the outer ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares27 comments 0

Clues revealed about hidden interior of Uranus

( —Long believed to be one of the blandest regions of any of the giant gas planets, the southern hemisphere of Uranus indicates a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at an unusual feature ...

dateNov 14, 2014 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 11

Astronomers 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 ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere.

dateNov 12, 2014 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 12

Dance of the planets in the evening sky

Armagh Observatory reports that the next two weeks provide a rare opportunity to observe the planets Venus, Mars and Uranus in the western evening sky after sunset, and the bright planet Jupiter rising high in the East about ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares27 comments 0