Uranus may hiding dark moons in its icy rings: Two newly-discovered tiny satellites could be orbiting the planet



Since 1986 when Nasa's Voyager 2 probe flew past Uranus, we have thought the cold and windy planet has 27 moons.
While this is far fewer than the 67 and 62 satellites its neighbours Jupiter and Saturn have, this difference had been put down to the icy blue planet being much smaller than the other giants.
But researchers now think there could be two extra moons lurking within an icy ring surrounding Uranus, orbiting far closer than any moon seen before.
WHAT'S BENEATH URANUS? They are vast, icy worlds composed almost entirely of dense clouds of gas.
But the giant planets Neptune and Uranus... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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