Uranus may have collided with a cosmic body twice the size of Earth, explaining its unusual tilt

The icy gas giant likely collided with a massive cosmic body about 4 billion years ago.

Breaking: Uranus smells like farts

An astronaut in the midst of Uranus’ top clouds would be able to smell a rotten egg-like stench — if he didn’t die first.

Diamond rain of Neptune and Uranus mimicked in the lab by scientists

Yes, on some planets it rains diamonds!

Uranus has a magnetosphere that turns on and off every day

Not all planets are as lucky as Earth.

Astronomers may have just discovered two new moons around Uranus

Two dark shapes discovered around Uranus.

Most detailed observations of Uranus reveal complex atmospheric patterns

The most detailed observations of the icy world of Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, show complex weather patterns and other features that scientists have yet to fully describe. Popular belief had Uranus depicted as a bland, pale green world based on the now iconic observations from Voyager’s 1986 flyby of the planet. Its instruments from the time, however,

Astronomers luckily spot Aurora on Uranus

When Voyager 2 made its flyby near the planet of Uranus, astronomers got their first direct glimpse of what an aurora might look on the cold planet. However, such lights have never been observed from Earth – that is, until last year, when a team of scientists used careful planning and the Hubble Telescope to observe the lovely phenomena. The

Uranus orbit tipped on its side by a series of Earth-sized impacts

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, is a definite oddball of the solar system. It has its axis titled by a whopping 98 degrees, which makes it orbit on its side. The general accepted theory is that a big impact with an object several times the size that of the Earth nodged its axis massively, however a new study

Probe launched 30 years ago is held back by mysterious unexplained force

A probe that has been launched no less than 30 years ago has come across a force that has baffled the scientific world and could rewrite the laws of physics. In 1983, Pioneer 10 took some photos of Jupiter, then left the solar system. However, it’s being pulled back to the Sun by a force unlike any other seen before.

Oceans of diamonds on Uranus

A new research published in Nature Physics showed that there may be oceans of diamonds (literally) on both Uranus and Neptune. The first ever study conducted on the melting point of diamond concluded that at that certain point, it behaves just like water, with the solid form floating in the liquid form (just imagine icebergs, or small chunks of ice