Uranus and Neptune, the two outermost planets of the solar system, make for excellent viewing throughout the end of September. Here's how to locate and view them.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the third-largest planet in the solar system. The blue-green gas giant has the coldest atmosphere of all the planets in the solar system. Uranus is the only planet in the solar system that orbits the sun on its side, and this extreme tilt is responsible for turning the planet's magnetic fields into a jumbled mess. So far only NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has studied the planet up close during a flyby in 1986, but researchers are still studying the planet with telescopes on and around Earth.
An observing campaign involving New Horizons, the Hubble Space Telescope and perhaps even you is designed to better understand how heat flows through the atmospheres of two ice giants.
The James Webb Space Telescope, humanity's most powerful eye in the sky, has captured some remarkable images in its first year of gazing deep into the universe.
On Wednesday (July 12), the waning crescent moon will have a busy morning, first meeting up with the gas giant Jupiter before getting the cold shoulder from ice giant Uranus.
Once thought to be drab and inert, Uranus' atmosphere is gradually revealing how storm-ridden it really is.
The four biggest moons of Uranus — Titania, Oberon, Ariel and Umbriel — may harbor salty oceans beneath their frozen surfaces, a new study suggests.
The James Webb Space Telescope has captured an amazing image of the ice giant Uranus showing its ring system, bright moons and changing atmosphere.
The solar system's hottest planet (Venus) and its coldest one (Uranus) will be in conjunction tonight (March 31), offering a rare opportunity for skywatchers.
The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming "Five Planets at a glance" on March 28, offering a view of this planetary parade from Rome.
New images of Uranus and Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescopes reveal slow weather changes on these giant, distant planets.
The Uranus moons Ariel and Miranda may have active oceans blasting plumes of particles into space, a new look at data collected by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft suggests.
The moon will make a close approach to Uranus, the distant ice giant on Saturday (Feb. 25), serving as an excellent guide to spot the seventh planet from the sun.
A proposed NASA mission to Uranus would shed light on the mysterious ice giant as well as a type of exoplanet that's among the most common in the universe, researchers say.
On Saturday (Jan. 28), the moon will cover Uranus in the night sky during a lunar occultation for some regions of Earth. In other places, the two bodies will share a close approach to one another.
Get your telescopes ready: Uranus will disappear behind the moon on Saturday (Jan. 28) and the event will be visible to a select few in Asia or the far north of the world.
From the nearby moon to distant Triton, planetary scientists have a plethora of ideas for how to explore our solar system.
Clear skies beckoned Wednesday (Dec. 28) in Rome, allowing the Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi to get busy with a year-end broadcast.
While distant Uranus will be covered in the night sky for many observers, amateur astronomers in other parts of Earth will be able to use the proximity of the moon and Uranus to spot the ice giant.
The distant ice giant planet Uranus will be facing the sun in the sky on the evening of Wednesday (Nov. 9), during an astronomical arrangement called opposition.