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Facts About Planet Uranus

One can acquire a lot of knowledge about the discovered facts about the universe. A lot of knowledge pertaining the space has been acquired through space crafts equipped with cameras, telescopes as well as satellite cameras. One can learn a lot from a single planet like Uranus. It is a cool space fact that Uranus is the seventh furthest planet from the sun. The nearest planet to the sun tend to be mercury followed by Venus then earth. Prior to reaching planet Uranus from planet earth, one would have to pass through planet mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It took long to be recognized as a planet due to its dimness as well as its being slow on its orbit. Thanks to the advancement of telescopes, Uranus was discovered being 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.

Uranus has an equatorial diameter of 51,118 km, polar diameter of 49,946 km and a mass of 8.68 x 10^25 kg (15 Earths). Among the names of the moons in Uranus include the Titania, Umbriel and Oberon. One would also need to note that the planet Uranus tends to have 13 rings and its temperatures tend to sink as low as -216 ?C. The planet also tend to turn on its axis and takes 17 hours and 14 minutes and turns in the opposite direction when compared to the earth. It is also a fact that the name Uranus comes from a Greece deity known as Ouranos.

It is also a fact that the Uranus tend to have some parts exposed to the sun for 42 years then enjoy another 42 years of darkness. Due to water on the upper atmosphere, Uranus tend to have a pale blue color. It is also a fact that Uranus also tend to poses hydrogen that is also mixed with helium and a mixture of ice and rock at the mantle.

Compared to other planets, Uranus tend to hit the lowest temperature range. It is known to hit temperatures as low as -224?C making it nearly the coldest planet in the entire solar system. However, one would need to note that Neptune tend to be colder on average although its temperatures do not sink as low as -224?C. The moons such as Oberon, Miranda, and Titania tend to be frozen all with dark surfaces some formed of a mixture of rocks and ice. There is only one spacecraft that has taken close up images of Uranus as a planet, its moons, and its rings.
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