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Uranus ♅
Planet Uranus

Uranus: The Sideways Planet    

Uranus is the seventh of eight planets in our solar system and is one of the outer "gas giant" planets. Uranus spins sideways and "rolls" in its orbit around the sun. Uranus is best viewed in summer and is in the constellation Aquarius.

Uranus Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 8.686e+25
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 25,559
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 1.29
      1. Distance from sun (km)
      2. 2,870,990,000
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 17.9
      1. Orbital period (years)
      2. 84.01
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 6.81
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.0461
      1. Tilt of axis (°)
      2. 97.86
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 0.774
      1. Surface gravity (m/sec2)
      2. 7.77
      1. Escape velocity (km/sec)
      2. 21.30
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.51
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 5.52
      1. Cloud temperature
      2. -193°C
      1. Atmosphere
      2. H=83%, He=15%, CH4=2%
      1. Moons
      2. 27


    Rings of Uranus
        1. Name
        2. Planetary Distance (km)
        3. Shepherd Moon
        1. Zetacc Ring
        2. 26,840-34,890
        1. Zetac Ring
        2. 34,890-37,850
        1. 1986U2R
        2. 37,000-39,500
        1. Zeta Ring
        2. 37,850-41,350
        1. 6 Ring
        2. 41,837
        1. 5 Ring
        2. 42,234
        1. 4 Ring
        2. 42,570
        1. Alpha Ring
        2. 44,718
        1. Beta Ring
        2. 45,661
        1. Eta Ring
        2. 47,175
        1. Etac Ring
        2. 47,176
        1. Gamma Ring
        2. 47,627
        1. Deltac Ring
        2. 48,300
        1. Delta Ring
        2. 48,300
        1. Lambda Ring
        2. 50,023
        1. Epilson Ring
        2. 51,149
        3. Cordelia, Ophelia
        1. Nu Ring
        2. 66,100-69,900
        1. Mu Ring
        2. 86,000-103,000


      Uranus vs. Earth Ratios


      diameter = 4.0
      gravity = 0.89
      surface pressure =
      solar irradiance = 0.003
      day = 0.72
      year = 83.7
      sun distance = 19.2
        
      diameter = 1
      gravity = 1
      surface pressure = 1
      solar irradiance = 1
      day = 1
      year = 1
      sun distance = 1




      27 Moons of Uranus (in order of size)

      Titania can be viewed with a larger telescope.

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