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.

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.

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.

Trojan asteroid shares orbit with Uranus

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

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

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

Details of Uranus’ bizarre weather revealed

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

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

How Uranus ended up with its eccentric axis

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

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

Jupiter and Saturn played pinball with Uranus?

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

`Oceans of diamonds` on Uranus and Neptune

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