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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Uranus Facts


     Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is named after the father of the roman god. It is the third of gas giants and third largest planet in our solar system. Fourth most massive planet too. It also has invisible rings around it.

Facts about Uranus:
  • Dr.William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781
  • Uranus rotates on its axis once every 17 hours and 14 minutes
  • It takes 84 Earth days to orbit the Sun
  • A collision may have caused the unusual tilt of the Uranus
  • Uranus winds speeds upto 900km/hour
  • The mass of the Uranus is about 14.5 times the mass of the Earth
  • Uranus is often referred to as the " Ice Giant"
  • Uranus is the second least dense planet in our solar system after Saturn
  • The Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited Uranus
  • Uranus has 13 presently rings around it.
  • The Chemical element Uranium, discovered in 1789 named after this planet
  • Uranus is the coldest planet in the Solar system - Temp ranging -224 degree Celsius
  • The moons of Uranus are named for characters created by Alexander Pope & William Shakespeare - Oberan | Titania | Miranda
Tags: Uranus Facts | Planetary Facts | Space Facts


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