Uranus, despite its odd, sideways orbit around the sun, has a tag-along companion. Continue reading →
Take a look back at some of Voyager 2's most beautiful images on its 36th launch anniversary.
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.
Astronomers found Pluto's fifth moon 34 years after finding its first.
Planetary rings made of rock or silicates might be common in the Galaxy.
The fastest man-made object ever built crosses the orbit of Uranus today on its nearly decade-long odyssey to the dwarf planet Pluto.
Neptune and Uranus may possibly be hiding 4-billion year old clues to interplanetary homicide.
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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