There was a news item on Slashdot about two new moons “about the size of San Francisco” being discovered around Uranus. This prompted a cranky posting from someone saying: “Seriously though, is it not possible to read an article about Uranus without seeing all those “uranus *lol* *giggle* *pffft!*” posts?” Well, I just had to reply… A scholarly look at Uranus Yes, there’s nothing funny about Uranus. Let’s forget the childish humor and take a serious, scholarly look at Uranus.