Uranus

Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study

Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study

Uranus' magnetosphere -- the region defined by the icy planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it -- gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered.

Jun 28, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots auroras on Uranus

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots auroras on Uranus

The US space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured auroras on the Uranus.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus' moon - Spectacular mosaic of Miranda by NASA (See pic)

Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus' moon - Spectacular mosaic of Miranda by NASA (See pic)

The US space agency has released a stunning computer-assembled mosaic of Uranus' moon Miranda taken from Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Jan 27, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Mystery behind birth of Saturn's rings solved

Mystery behind birth of Saturn's rings solved

Observations show that Saturn's rings are made of more than 95 per cent icy particles, while the rings of Uranus and Neptune are darker and may have higher rock content.

Nov 01, 2016, 14:40 PM IST
Uranus may have two undiscovered moons: Study

Uranus may have two undiscovered moons: Study

 Uranus may have two tiny, previously undiscovered moons orbiting near two of the planet’s rings, researchers using data from NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft have found.

Oct 26, 2016, 13:18 PM IST
Astronomers detect two undiscovered dark moons loitering around Uranus! What else could it be hiding?

Astronomers detect two undiscovered dark moons loitering around Uranus! What else could it be hiding?

On re-examining data delivered by Voyager 2, astronomers came across a startling discovery.

Oct 16, 2016, 22:12 PM IST
Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Known severe upsets of the terrestrial environment and interruptions in the progress of ancient civilisations, together with our growing knowledge of interplanetary matter in near-Earth space, indicate the arrival of a centaur around 30,000 years ago.

Dec 25, 2015, 17:11 PM IST
Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered

Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered

 With a technique called gravitational microlensing, scientists have discovered a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:48 AM IST
 Uranus will be eclipsed on June 11

Uranus will be eclipsed on June 11

 Uranus, as viewed from Earth, will disappear behind a very large, obnoxious interloper on Thursday, June 11th, at 12 pm PDT / 3 pm EDT / 19:00 UTC.

Jun 10, 2015, 12:57 PM IST
A second planet may possess Saturn-like rings

A second planet may possess Saturn-like rings

 In an interesting finding, researchers have detected features around minor planet Chiron that may signal rings, jets, or a shell of dust.

Mar 17, 2015, 12:02 PM IST
Mars, like Earth has 'macroweather', but trickier

Mars, like Earth has 'macroweather', but trickier

 Scientists have found that like Earth, Mars too has macro weather, a regime which is used to described the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.

Nov 14, 2014, 13:11 PM IST
Extreme storms flare up on Uranus for first time ever

Extreme storms flare up on Uranus for first time ever

Astronomers have recently observed extreme storms on Uranus, with enormous cloud systems so bright that the details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere can clearly be seen.

Nov 13, 2014, 11:50 AM IST
Uranus like planet spotted far away

Uranus like planet spotted far away

A planet that resembles Uranus of our solar system has been spotted 25,000 light years away by astronomers.

Oct 16, 2014, 20:52 PM IST
First 'Uranus-like' planet discovered in another solar system

First 'Uranus-like' planet discovered in another solar system

 Astronomers recently found an "ice giant" planet in another solar system 25,000 light-years away that resembles like Earth's Uranus for the first time ever.

Oct 16, 2014, 11:01 AM IST
Astronomers find 'first signs' of water ice clouds beyond solar system

Astronomers find 'first signs' of water ice clouds beyond solar system

Astronomers have recently discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds beyond the solar system.

Sep 10, 2014, 11:04 AM IST

Conditions deep inside giant planets recreated in lab

In what could lead to better understanding of how giant planets form, researchers have experimentally recreated the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets, such as Jupiter, Uranus and many other planets recently discovered outside the solar system.

Jul 18, 2014, 18:29 PM IST

Saturn probe Cassini captures first-ever pics of Uranus

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft has clicked its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn`s rings.

May 02, 2014, 12:18 PM IST

Mini-planet with two rings of ice and pebbles discovered

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.

Mar 27, 2014, 11:15 AM IST

Trojan asteroid shares orbit with Uranus

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

Aug 30, 2013, 12:42 PM IST

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

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.

Jun 19, 2013, 13:34 PM IST