The Hubble Telescope Spotted Something Strange Going On Around Uranus

No but seriously

Unlike its more glamorous relatives Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, Uranus gets a bit of a bum deal when it comes to planetary popularity; often the butt of jokes thanks to its slightly inelegant name.

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This is, in our opinion, is grossly unfair, so it's good to see Uranus getting a bit of love thanks to some powerful, naturally-occurring auroras that were spotted by the Hubble Telescope.

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Scientists at the Paris Observatory were able to capture a dazzling light show occurring around Uranus, a sight not dissimilar from the Northern Lights here on earth.

Caused by solar winds colliding with oxygen and nitrogen gas particles in the planet's outer atmosphere, it was discovered in 2012 that these light shows actually rotate with the planet.

Despite these new images, little is known about the seventh planet from the sun, aside from the fact that it's very cold, 63 times bigger than our fair planet and that its winds can travel at speeds reaching more than 500 miles per hour.

Another view of Uranus

We'll just wait for the inevitable Mars colony, if that's ok...