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Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

During its annual routine weather surveillance on the outer planets of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new mysterious dark storm on Neptune (right) and created a fresh look at one long-lived storm orbiting Uranus around the North Pole region (left). Picture credits: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong and …

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Uranus was hit by an object twice the size of Earth – BGR

It was a big year for Uranus. We've learned a lot about the planet, thanks to new research efforts to explain why it's dramatically different from the other planets in our system. Already in July we learned that the bizarre rotation of the planet is turning An angle of almost 90 degrees to the other worlds of our solar system …

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A big space crash probably made Uranus go awry

This image, taken from a video by astronomy researcher of Durham University, Jacob Kegerreis, shows a computer simulation generated by the SWIFT open source code representing an object that crashes on the planet Uranus. Kegerreis says the detailed simulations show that the collision and transformation of Uranus 3 to 4 billion years ago probably tilted the massive planet about 90 …

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NASA wants to test deep into Uranus in search of smelly gas

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past oblong Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in January 1986. Uranus's cloudtops on January 24, 1986 at its closest, the spacecraft came within 81,500 kilometers (50,600 miles) of Uranus's cloudtops. Voyager 2 radioed thousands of images and voluminous amounts of other scientific data on the planet, its moons, rings, atmosphere, interior and surrounding …

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Want to see Uranus? A full moon lights the way

If you want to watch the cold planet Uranus this week, look for the full moon. The Hunter's Moon will be up this evening (October 24) – in New York City at 6:30 pm. Local time – and will sit with Uranus, who yesterday reached a first-class vantage point from the opposition. This is a beautiful cosmic coincidence that makes …

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Can we send a Cassini-like mission to Uranus or Neptune?

<div _ngcontent-c16 = "" innerhtml = " Voyager 2 flew past both Uranus (R) and Neptune (L), revealing the properties, colors, atmospheres, and ring systems of both worlds. We have rings, many interesting moons and atmospheric and surface phenomena we just want to wait for. NASA / Voyager 2 From where we are in the Solar System, we are looking …

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New insights into what could have shattered Uranus to his side

The gas and ice giant Uranus was for a long time a source of the mystery for astronomers. Besides some thermal anomalies and an off-center magnetic field, the planet is also unique in that it is the only one in the solar system that rotates on its side. With an axial tilt of 98 °, the planet experiences radical seasons …

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Something big crashed into Uranus and changed it forever

It turns out that Uranus is so strange because of a massive collision billions of years ago. A recent study confirms that this collision with a giant object – about twice the size of the Earth – could have led to the planet's extreme inclination and other strange features. Uranus, the planet with the unforgettable name, is unique in a …

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