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Mini-planet with two rings of ice and pebbles discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:15

Researchers have discovered a miniature planet with two rings of ice and pebbles, located two billion kilometers out in the solar system between Saturn and Uranus.

Trojan asteroid shares orbit with Uranus

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 12:42

UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus.

3 large asteroids orbit Sun in exactly same time period as Uranus

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 13:34

Astrophysicists from the Complutense University of Madrid have confirmed that Crantor, a large asteroid with a diameter of 70 km, has an orbit similar to that of Uranus and takes the same amount of time to orbit the Sun.

Violent winds on Uranus and Neptune confined to upper atmosphere

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:43

Uranus and Neptune have long been known to harbor swirling clouds and violent winds churning up their atmospheres.

Details of Uranus’ bizarre weather revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 19:23

High-resolution infrared images of Uranus have revealed incredible detail about the bizarre weather of the seventh planet from the sun.

Auroras spotted on Uranus for first time

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 14:28

Scientists have for the first time captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus.

How Uranus ended up with its eccentric axis

Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 15:11

It appears that early in its life Uranus experienced a succession of small punches instead of a single knock-out blow.

Jupiter, Uranus to shine brightest today

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 12:31

Jupiter and Uranus - will be fully illuminated and appear disk-like on Tuesday.

Jupiter and Saturn played pinball with Uranus?

Last Updated: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 13:12

It seems that the evolution of Uranus may have been more violent than previously perceived.

`Oceans of diamonds` on Uranus and Neptune

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 18:45

Planetary scientists have claimed that oceans of liquid diamond, topped with solid "icebergs" of the precious gems, could be on Uranus and Neptune.