This image shows Cordelia and Ophelia along with one of Uranus' rings.
Click on image for full size
Courtesy of NASA
Scientists Find Uranus Moons... Again?
News story originally written on March 9, 2000
Scientists found two of Uranus' moons... again! Voyager II first discovered Ophelia and Cordelia in 1986. They are too small to be seen from Earth. Scientists tried to find the moons again but they couldn't!
Now scientists are looking at pictures of Uranus taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. They know the two moons are on either side of one of Uranus' rings. They studied the pictures and found the moons!
Uranus has more moons than any planet in our solar system. We know it has a t least 20 moons.
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Our online store
includes fun classroom activities
for you and your students. Issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
are also full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science!
You might also be interested in:
Unexpected discoveries made by the two Voyager spacecrafts during their visits to the four largest planets in our solar system have changed the field of space science. Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 2...more
It was another exciting and frustrating year for the space science program. It seemed that every step forward led to one backwards. Either way, NASA led the way to a great century of discovery. Unfortunately,...more
The Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on October 29th at 2:19 p.m. EST. The sky was clear and the weather was great. This was the America's 123rd manned space mission. A huge...more
Scientists found a satellite orbiting the asteroid, Eugenia. This is the second one ever! A special telescope allows scientists to look through Earth's atmosphere. The first satellite found was Dactyl....more
The United States wants Russia to put the service module in orbit! The module is part of the International Space Station. It was supposed to be in space over 2 years ago. Russia just sent supplies to the...more
A coronal mass ejection (CME) happened on the Sun last month. The material that was thrown out from this explosion passed the ACE spacecraft. ACE measured some exciting things as the CME material passed...more
Trees and plants are a very important part of this Earth. Trees and plants are nature's air conditioning because they help keep our Earth cool. On a summer day, walking bare-foot on the sidewalk burns,...more