What You Need to Know About Planet Uranus
The universe tend to have astounding facts that scientists have taken long time to discover. A lot of knowledge pertaining the space has been acquired through space crafts equipped with cameras, telescopes as well as satellite cameras. So much information has been acquired about the space such that one can have so many details about a planet such as the Uranus. 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 is also a cool fact that it took long to discover planet Uranus due to the fact that it is dim and also take longer to complete a revolution around the sun. It is the first planet that was 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.
It is also a cool fact that planet uranus is known to have a mass of 8.68 x 10^25 kg (15 Earths), a polar diameter of 49,946 km and the equatorial diameter of 51,118 km. Among the known moons include Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon. It is also a fact that the temperatures in planet mars tend to go as low as -216 ?C. One would also need to note that the Uranus orbit period is 30,687 days (84.0 years) while the orbit distance is 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.
One part of the planet Uranus tend to point on the sun for about 42 years while it tends to be exposed to darkness for another 42 years. Due to water on the upper atmosphere, Uranus tend to have a pale blue color. 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.
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. 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.