Planet Uranus Facts and Info

Planet Uranus:-

    Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and third largest planet by diameter. Uranus was named after a Greek God. Uranus is the ancient Greek deity of the Heavens, the earliest supreme god. All the planets orbit the sun upright, but Uranus lies on its side (it’s tilted). The entire planet is covered by a thick blue-green fog. Uranus is a Gas Giant.

Uranus, the first planet discovered in modern times, was discovered by William Herschel while searching the sky with his telescope on March 13, 1781. Herschel named it "the Georgium Sidus" (the Georgian Planet) in honor of his patron King George III of England. The name "Uranus" was first proposed by Bode in conformity with the other planetary names from classical mythology.

Uranus is a giant icy ball of gas and liquid, with a solid center. Although Neptune is even farther from the sun, Uranus is the coldest planet in our solar system. The temperature of its atmosphere is minus 350 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 212 Centigrade). On Earth, we have the North Pole and the South Pole. But everything is topsy-turvy in Uranus. Its poles are on its sides and it orbits the sun on its side. The strange way that it spins can mean nights on some parts of Uranus last more than forty years. The reason behind this could be some other planet or heavy body must have fallen into Uranus.

Uranus has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2 on Jan 24 1986. Uranus have rings around it But they are extremely faint. Voyager 2 discovered 10 small moons in addition to the 5 large ones already known.

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