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Voyager Mission Celebrates 30 Years Since Uranus
Jan 23, 2016
Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the mysterious, distant, gaseous planet on Jan. 24, 1986.
Extreme storms on Uranus
Nov 14, 2014
The normally bland face of Uranus has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet’s hazy blue-green atmosphere.
Astronomers Spot Faraway Uranus-Like Planet
Oct 17, 2014
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.
Miranda: An Icy Moon Deformed by Tidal Heating
Sep 19, 2014
A new study explores the origin of remarkable and unique surface features on Miranda, a small icy moon of Uranus.
Cassini Spies the Ice-Giant Planet Uranus
May 10, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn's rings.