Photos of Uranus, the Tilted Giant Planet

Uranus False-Color Image


False-color view of Uranus as seen by a Voyager spacecraft.

Uranus Has a Dark Spot

NASA, ESA, L. Sromovsky and P. Fry / University of Wisconsin

Winds whirl and clouds churn 2 billion miles away in the atmosphere of Uranus, forming a dark vortex large enough to engulf two-thirds of the United States.

Rare Uranian Eclipse Captured by Hubble

NASA, ESA, L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin, Madison), H. Hammel (Space Science Institute), and K. Rages (SETI)

A never-before-seen image of an astronomical alignment of a Uranian moon, Ariel, as it traverses the face of the giant gas planet.

Planet Uranus Has Rare Blue Ring


A schematic view of the outer rings of Saturn (top) and Uranus (bottom).

New Moons and Rings Found at Uranus

NASA, ESA, and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)

These composite images from several observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal a pair of newly discovered rings encircling the planet Uranus. The left composite image is made from Hubble data taken in 2003. The new dusty rings are extremely faint and required long exposures to capture their image. The background speckle pattern is noise in the image.

Amazing Views of Jupiter and Uranus Thrill Skywatchers

Jimmy Eubanks. [Full Story]

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.

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