Facts About Planet Uranus

space2.PNGThe universe tend to have astounding facts that scientists have taken long time to discover. The discovery of the planets alone and exploration tours by satellites and distant observation using a telescope has offered so much knowledge to human about the space. Focusing on a planet like Uranus for example, there is so much one can learn from this magnificent planet. To begin with, Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. One would also need to note that there is mercury and Venus before one reaches planet earth. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn tend to come in between the earth and Uranus. It took long to be recognized as a planet due to its dimness as well as its being slow on its orbit. It is also a cool fact that it uranus happen to be the first planet to be discovered using a telescope. Due to its 98 degrees inclination, it tends to be described as a planet that rolls around the sun on its side. Learn more on neptune facts.

One would also need to note the fact that Uranus has a polar diameter of 49,946 km, a mass of 8.68 x 10^25 kg (15 Earths) and an equatorial diameter of 51,118 km. It is also known to have moons such as Umbriel, Oberon, and Titania. It is also known to have 13 rings and effective temperature of -216 ?C. Among other facts about the planet Uranus include an orbit period of 30,687 days (84.0 years) and an orbit distance of 2,870,658,186 km (19.19 AU). The name Uranus is also said to come from an ancient Greek deity which was known as Ouranos.

It is also a fact that some parts of the planet Uranus tend to be exposed to the sun for 42 years and also tend to be exposed to another 42 years of darkness. Uranus is also known to have a pale blue color that is as a result of water on its upper atmosphere that also tend to contain methane ice crystals and ammonia. Uranus as a planet tend to contain a mixture of helium and hydrogen gases together with a mixture of ice and rock which forms the mantle. Click on www.coolspacefacts.com for more.

Compared to other planets, Uranus tend to hit the lowest temperature range. Uranus tend to experience temperatures as low as -224?C. On average, Neptune tend to be averagely colder but does not hit temperatures as low as -224?C. The methane haze in the upper atmosphere of Uranus tend to hide storms that takes place in the clouds. There is only one spacecraft that has taken close up images of Uranus as a planet, its moons, and its rings. Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space for more information.

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