Uranus News
June 16, 2019

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Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons

New findings have emerged about five tiny moons nestled in and near Saturn's rings. The closest-ever flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal that the surfaces of these unusual moons are covered ... read more

Icy Giant Planets in the Laboratory

Giant planets like Neptune may contain much less free hydrogen than previously assumed. Researchers drove shock waves through two different types of plastic to reach the same temperatures and ... read more

Dynamic Atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on ... read more

Evidence of Early Planetary Shake-Up

Scientists have studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early planetary rearrangement in our solar ... read more
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Uranus May Have Two Undiscovered Moons

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus 30 years ago, but researchers are still making discoveries from the data it gathered then. A new study led by University of Idaho researchers suggests ... read more

Icy Giant Planet Growing Around a Nearby Star

Astronomers found signs of a growing planet around TW Hydra, a nearby young star, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Based on the distance from the central star and the ... read more

Scientists Discover What Extraordinary Compounds May Be Hidden Inside Uranus and Neptune

Scientists have discovered that the depths of Uranus, Neptune and their satellites may contain extraordinary compounds, such as carbonic and orthocarbonic acids. It is no accident researchers have ... read more

Planet Nine Could Spell Doom for Solar System

The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to new ... read more

35 Years On, Voyager's Legacy Continues at Saturn

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this ... read more