Latest News About Uranus, Seventh Planet from the Sun
The planet Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the third largest planet in the solar system. Uranus is a gas giant with the coldest atmosphere in the solar system.
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This space wallpaper shows green and blue regions where the atmosphere is clear, allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into Uranus. In the yellow and gray regions, a haze or cloud layer is reflecting sunlight away.
How well do you know the solar system's rear planet?
Far from Earth and the inner solar system two massive gas giants patrol the outer reaches of our solar system; Uranus knocked on its axis and Neptune, wrapped in a cobalt blue atmosphere of inexplicably fast winds.
The Slooh Space Camera will be webcasting live feeds from observatories around the world.
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Computer simulations show that a quick change in Jupiter's orbit caused a chain reaction and forever changed the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system, perhaps throwing a sister into the cosmic void.
Several Uranus missions are in development, but none have been approved and funded yet.
The photos show the ice giants blazing red-orange in infrared light.
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