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Observations of the planet Neptune have led astronomers and scientists to believe the disappearance of the distant planet's cloud coverage was caused by none other than our very own sun. New research concludes that the disappearance of the clouds and the subsequent reappearance of them were linked to the solar... Read more...
NASA is seeking out the help of the public to keep an eye on the ice giants Uranus and Neptune as its New Horizons spacecraft observes the duo from deep space. The mission team is inviting all amateur astronomers to help make "a real contribution to space science." New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006, and has since passed Jupiter Read more...
A planetary scientist is urging NASA to send a probe to Uranus in order to learn more about the icy planet. Kathleen Mandt of Johns Hopkins University says that there is a launch window for such a probe opening in 2032, when Jupiter's alignment with Earth will provide the opportunity for a slingshot maneuver toward... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a gorgeous image of Neptune, its rings, and seven of the planet's moons. One of Neptune's moons shines so brightly, that it could be mistaken for a star. Neptune was first discovered in 1846 and has enamored astronomers since. The frigid planet is located 30... Read more...
While Neptune and Uranus are similar in many ways, new observations have revealed why Uranus might be the paler of the two. The new research suggests the reason for the difference in color lies in a haze that exists on both planets and is thicker on Uranus. Neptune and Uranus are similar in mass, size, and... Read more...