The month of October is a stellar one
You’re laughing at the headline. It’s fine. We’re all immature children at heart.
But seriously, you’ll likely get an outstanding view of Uranus tonight without the help of a telescope or binoculars, NASA says, especially if you’re in a location with a dark sky. That’s because Uranus is at the point in its orbit where it’s closest to Earth.
And if you want to spot Uranus, look in the southeast sky, within the constellation Pisces (the fish).
More astronomy (sadly, not Uranus):
Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has the third largest diameter in the solar system and uniquely rotates on a tilt. It’s blue hue stems from methane in the planet’s atmosphere.
Uranus is not conducive to life as we know it, NASA says, and Uranus is “too extreme and volatile” or living organisms.
If you want to read more about Uranus in depth (snicker), check out NASA’s website.
USA TODAY writer Ashley May contributed.
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