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How the Mighty Winds of Uranus and Neptune Blow

The powerful winds of Uranus and Neptune are apparently confined to tight layers in both planets, researchers have determined. Full story

How to See Uranus in Telescopes This Weekend

The planet Uranus reaches opposition on Saturday (Sept. 29). This means that Uranus is directly opposite the sun in the sky. Full story

How to see planet Uranus in night sky

The planet Uranus reaches opposition on Saturday. This means that Uranus is directly opposite the sun in the sky. Uranus rises will rise as the sun sets, and set as the sun rises. It will be highest in the sky at local midnight, roughly 1 a.m. if you are on Daylight Saving Time. Full story

Rare Photo: Auroras on Uranus Spotted by Hubble Telescope

Astronomers have caught the first views of auroras on the planet Uranus from a telescope near Earth, revealing tantalizing views of the tilted giant planet's hard-to-catch light shows. Full story

Uranus eruption excites astronomers

Of all the planets in our solar system, I'm usually guilty of thinking poor old Uranus is pretty bland and uninteresting. Full story

Missions proposed to explore Uranus

Earlier this year, the Planetary Science Decadal Survey recommended that NASA consider sending a mission to the planet Uranus. With all the attention paid to Mars, Jupiter and even poor little Pluto, what's the draw in going to Uranus? Lots, says Mark Hofstadter of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Full story

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Related Photos

Uranus auroras
Uranus auroras

These composite images show Uranus auroras, which scientists caught glimpses of through the Hubble Space Telescope in 2011

Jupiter and Uranus
Jupiter and Uranus

Skywatcher Jimmy Eubanks in Boiling Springs, South Carolina caught these photos of Jupiter and Uranus on Sept. 20, 2010 when Jupiter made its closest approach to Earth since 1963. Uranus [insert] was visible through telescopes near Jupiter.