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Unbeknownst to scientists, 34 years ago Voyager 2 flew through a plasmoid, a giant magnetic bubble that may have been whisking Uranus’s atmosphere out to space.
Revisiting Decades-Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret
The Voyager imaging team asked for the photo to show Earth’s vulnerability — to illustrate how small, fragile and irreplaceable it is on a cosmic scale.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Voyager's Famous 'Pale Blue Dot' Photo
Our solar system is a stormy place. Join us on a tour of storms.
10+ Things: Tour of Storms Across the Solar System
The next-generation radiometer is being developed to study the atmospheres of Uranus or Neptune, but could be used to study any atmosphere.
Next-Generation NASA Instrument Advanced to Study the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
This site is among seven NASA sites nominated this year for a Webby. People's Voice voting is underway.
NASA Garners 7 Webby Award Nominations
Meet the women leading two of humankind's two most distant space missions.
Women at the Helm
Hubble uncovered a new dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm on Uranus.
Hubble Reveals Dynamic Atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune
Hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, has been verified as one of the key components of clouds at Uranus.
What Uranus Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs
We're talking about the ice giants. These are two enormous planets in our outer solar system: Uranus and Neptune.
Gravity Assist: Ice Giants (Uranus & Neptune) with Amy Simon
Ten things to know about Voyager 2 on the 40th anniversary of its launch.
10 Things: August 14
The exploration of the solar system is uniquely poised to bring planetary scientists, worldwide, together under the common theme of understanding the origin, evolution and bodies of our solar neighborhood.
International Mission Opportunities and Participation
Astrophysics Division assets have been used in the past to support planetary science research activities and planetary missions.
How Astrophysics Division Assets Are Helping Planetary Science
Dr. Jim Green, director of NASA Planetary Science, speaks to attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in April 2013.
Message to Attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference
Exploration Stories: Favorite Historical Moments - Voyager 2 Mission Team interviews
1986: Voyager at Uranus
Juno, the second mission in NASA's New Frontiers Program, launched flawlessly on Friday, August 5th, on a journey to Jupiter.
Juno to Jupiter: On Its Way!
NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
What Is NASA?
In a flurry of new moon discoveries in late 2000 and early 2001, it was announced by this author - and several other sources - that the planet Uranus had 21 moons.
Uranus 'Loses' a Moon: The 'New' Official Moon Count of the Solar System
Dr. Stone, JPL's director since 1991, is stepping down on May 1.
A Conversation with Dr. Ed Stone
Astronomers have known for many years that stars form when the cores of giant clouds of cold molecular material fragment and collapse.
Free-Floating Planets Confirmed
When the three main engines of the Space Shuttle thunder to life during the launch of Discovery, their roar not only marks astronauts once again venturing into space but also trumpets a salute to the man whose vision made such a journey possible.
March 16th Marks 75th Anniversary of First Liquid Fueled Rocket Launch
The first unmanned space probe flyby in history of the planet Uranus by Voyager 2 on January 24, 1986 should have been an exciting one in the history of planetary exploration.
Fifteenth Anniversary of Voyager 2 Flyby of Uranus in 1986
What do you get if you mix together one part helium and five-and-a-half parts hydrogen, add a dash of methane, heat to 60 Kelvins (-351 degrees F) and let sit for over four billion years?
Recipe for Neptune Revealed by Scientists
If springtime on Earth were anything like it will be on Uranus, we would be experiencing waves of massive storms, each one covering the country from Kansas to New York, with temperatures of 300 degrees below zero.
Huge Spring Storms Rouse Uranus from Winter Hibernation
Astronomers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the U.S. Naval Observatory have solved the ancient mystery of the origin of the Chinese calendar, it was reported to the 182nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society today in Berkeley, Calif.
Astronomers Solve Ancient Mystery of the Chinese Calendar