• Richard Hollingham
  • bbc future

image source, SPL


Space missions have rarely come close to Uranus.

Uranus is almost certainly the least appreciated planet in our solar system. When quest invites are handed out, he always seems to get ignored.

Spacecraft have been sent to Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. There is even one in the direction of Pluto, the dwarf planet.

Uranus has only qualified for the planetary equivalent of an official encounter when Voyager 2 sped by on its way to the edge of the solar system in 1986.


But Uranus, in fact, is one of the most interesting, fascinating, and truly bizarre planets we know of.

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