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Aug 29, 2013 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Uranus, despite its odd, sideways orbit around the sun, has a tag-along companion. Continue reading →
Aug 20, 2013 02:49 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Take a look back at some of Voyager 2's most beautiful images on its 36th launch anniversary.
Dec 6, 2009 12:05 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Uranus orbits the sun on its side. Although the consensus is that the gas giant must have collided with something to make it this way, two researchers have modeled Uranus getting "wobbled" by a large moon, tugging it off axis.
Jul 16, 2012 12:31 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Astronomers found Pluto's fifth moon 34 years after finding its first.
May 8, 2011 10:03 AM ET // Ray Villard
Planetary rings made of rock or silicates might be common in the Galaxy.
Mar 18, 2011 02:50 PM ET // Ray Villard
The fastest man-made object ever built crosses the orbit of Uranus today on its nearly decade-long odyssey to the dwarf planet Pluto.
Mar 25, 2010 02:10 PM ET // Ray Villard
Neptune and Uranus may possibly be hiding 4-billion year old clues to interplanetary homicide.
Jan 25, 2011 04:24 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The only spacecraft to have visited Uranus was Voyager 2 in 1986. Now a team of scientists from Europe and the U.S. are planning a return mission to this bizarre planet.
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