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September 27, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered two tiny moons about the size of San Francisco orbiting Uranus. The moons are eight to 10 miles across and so faint they were not detected by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, which discovered several other small moons when it flew past Uranus in 1986. They are the first small inner moons discovered in more than 50 years and part of a swarm of more than a dozen moons orbiting near the giant gas planet.
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August 29, 2013 | By Eryn Brown, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Planetary scientists have detected a Trojan -- an asteroid-like object that shares a planet's orbit -- circling the sun ahead of Uranus. The discovery of 2011 QF 99 , the first of its kind for the ice giant planet, was reported Thursday in the journal Science . According to first author Mike Alexandersen, a doctoral student in astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, it happened almost by accident....
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October 26, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A team of astronomers has discovered a new moon around the planet Uranus, bringing the number of confirmed Uranian moons to 21. The moon is tiny -- less than 12 miles across -- and part of a group of six small moons known as "the Uranian irregulars" because of their strange, wavy orbits. The new moon is dwarfed by Uranus' largest moons, Titania and Oberon, which are more than 900 miles across.
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September 27, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered two tiny moons about the size of San Francisco orbiting Uranus. The moons are eight to 10 miles across and so faint they were not detected by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, which discovered several other small moons when it flew past Uranus in 1986. They are the first small inner moons discovered in more than 50 years and part of a swarm of more than a dozen moons orbiting near the giant gas planet.
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September 9, 1988 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
Two small moons orbiting the planet Uranus once had volcanoes unlike anything seen anywhere else in the solar system, two scientists at Cornell University have concluded. Unlike the molten lava that spews from the Earth's volcanoes, the volcanoes on Uranus' moons--Ariel and Miranda--belched forth frozen ice, geophysicist David G. Jankowski said. "The ice would actually flow up like a volcano and squirt out like toothpaste," Jankowski said in a telephone interview.
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August 29, 2013 | By Eryn Brown, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Planetary scientists have detected a Trojan -- an asteroid-like object that shares a planet's orbit -- circling the sun ahead of Uranus. The discovery of 2011 QF 99 , the first of its kind for the ice giant planet, was reported Thursday in the journal Science . According to first author Mike Alexandersen, a doctoral student in astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, it happened almost by accident....
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November 17, 1985 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
Aging, durable Voyager 2, plunging onward through unexplored territory, has started sending information back to Earth about a mysterious planet that has baffled astronomers for two centuries. Designed for a life expectancy of no more than four years, Voyager has been "rebuilt" electronically while more than 1 billion miles from Earth. Now, in the eighth year of its life, the trusty bird is speeding toward a rendezvous with Uranus.
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January 5, 1993 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to making predictions about--and in many cases for--the business world, Laura Rose DesJardins goes the distance. Armed with a state-of-the-art software program and a complicated series of formulas, she says she is able to provide her clients with the vital statistics they need to make important financial decisions for the year ahead--if you believe in her methodology, that is. DesJardins describes herself as a cosmic biologist--in lay language, an astrologer.
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October 26, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A team of astronomers has discovered a new moon around the planet Uranus, bringing the number of confirmed Uranian moons to 21. The moon is tiny -- less than 12 miles across -- and part of a group of six small moons known as "the Uranian irregulars" because of their strange, wavy orbits. The new moon is dwarfed by Uranus' largest moons, Titania and Oberon, which are more than 900 miles across.
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September 9, 1988 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
Two small moons orbiting the planet Uranus once had volcanoes unlike anything seen anywhere else in the solar system, two scientists at Cornell University have concluded. Unlike the molten lava that spews from the Earth's volcanoes, the volcanoes on Uranus' moons--Ariel and Miranda--belched forth frozen ice, geophysicist David G. Jankowski said. "The ice would actually flow up like a volcano and squirt out like toothpaste," Jankowski said in a telephone interview.
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