Uranus. Its blue-green color comes from methane crystals in the atmosphere. The rings do circle the equator, but Uranus is tipped so much on its axis that it orbits on its side. (Image credit: Voyager, NASA) Mona Evans, "Uranus Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art27632.asp

Uranus. Its blue-green color comes from methane crystals in the atmosphere. The rings do circle the equator, but Uranus is tipped so much on its axis that it orbits on its side. (Image credit: Voyager, NASA) Mona Evans, "Uranus Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art27632.asp

Uranus, the seventh planet from our sun. With its severe axis tilt, it gives the appearance of having vertical rings.

Uranus, the seventh planet from our sun. With its severe axis tilt, it gives the appearance of having vertical rings.

Neptune... a planet that looks so serene when in fact it has extreme conditions and violent weather patterns

Neptune... a planet that looks so serene when in fact it has extreme conditions and violent weather patterns

Rings Around the Ring Nebula. APOD, August 13, 2014. It's a familiar sight. But not this remarkably deep exposure. See further explanation. image credit: Hubble, Large Binocular Telescope, Subaru Telescope. composition & copyright: Robert Gendler.

Rings Around the Ring Nebula. APOD, August 13, 2014. It's a familiar sight. But not this remarkably deep exposure. See further explanation. image credit: Hubble, Large Binocular Telescope, Subaru Telescope. composition & copyright: Robert Gendler.

The god of reaping in Italy was Saturn. He held a sickle, which represents the planet. He looked over harvest time.

The god of reaping in Italy was Saturn. He held a sickle, which represents the planet. He looked over harvest time.

This safely filtered telescopic picture was taken during the annular eclipse of January 15, 2010 from the city of Kanyakumari at the southern tip of India.

This safely filtered telescopic picture was taken during the annular eclipse of January 15, 2010 from the city of Kanyakumari at the southern tip of India.

The aquamarine crescent of Uranus can be seen above in this parting shot from Voyager 2, taken in 1986. The spacecraft – the only probe to ever visit both Uranus and Neptune – discovered a number of the planet’s moons.

Voyager’s Long Journey: 35 Years of Incredible Solar System Images

The aquamarine crescent of Uranus can be seen above in this parting shot from Voyager 2, taken in 1986. The spacecraft – the only probe to ever visit both Uranus and Neptune – discovered a number of the planet’s moons.

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings - Visual by John Brady @ Astronomy Central   John Brady of Astronomy Central published an interesting post that compares objects in space with Earth and even land masses on our planet. In the vi...

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings - Visual by John Brady @ Astronomy Central John Brady of Astronomy Central published an interesting post that compares objects in space with Earth and even land masses on our planet. In the vi...

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