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
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 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...