The two mini moons of Uranus are on a collision course

Cressida, one of Uranus's moons, is on course to collide with Desdemona, another of Uranus's moons.

According to a new study, the collision isn't set to take place for another one million years.

Researchers say that Cressida's gravity is causing the distortion of one of Uranus's rings, increasing the likelihood that one of Uranus's moons will crash into another.

Uranus is seen in this false-color view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope from August 2003. The brightness of the planet's faint rings and dark moons has been enhanced for visibility. The planet's 27 known moons are named after Shakespeare characters 

Uranus is seen in this false-color view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope from August 2003. The brightness of the planet's faint rings and dark moons has been enhanced for visibility. The planet's 27 known moons are named after Shakespeare characters 

URANUS'S MOON CRESSIDA  

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, launched in 1977, first discovered one of Uranus's moons, Cressida, in 1986. 

The moon, which measures 82 kilometers (51 miles) across, is, according to NASA, one of Uranus's inner moons - it orbits close to Uranus.

Based on its low albedo (proportion of light reflected by a surface), its surface probably consists of dark, unprocessed, carbon-rich material. 

Cressida is one of the 10 Uranian satellites discovered by the Voyager science team. 

Cressida and Uranus's other moons are the most tightly packed group of moons in the solar system, all lying within 18,000 kilometers (11,184 miles) of each other.

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, launched in 1977, first discovered Cressida in 1986. 

The moon, which measures 82 kilometers (51 miles) across, is, according to NASA, one of Uranus's inner moons - it orbits close to Uranus. 

Based on its low albedo (proportion of light reflected by a surface), its surface probably consists of dark, unprocessed, carbon-rich material. 

Cressida is one of the 10 Uranian satellites discovered by the Voyager science team. 

Cressida and Uranus's other moons are the most tightly packed group of moons in the solar system, all lying within 18,000 kilometers (11,184 miles) of each other.  

A new study, published online in ArXiv and conducted by researchers based at the University of Idaho, has

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