What You Need to Know About Planet Uranus
There is so much discovered facts one can learn 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. Focusing on a planet like Uranus for example, there is so much one can learn from this magnificent planet. One would need to begin by learning that it is a space fact that Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is also a cool space fact that the planet earth is third with mercury being the first and Venus the second. Prior to reaching planet Uranus from planet earth, one would have to pass through planet mars, Jupiter and Saturn. 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 also a cool fact that it uranus happen to be the first planet to be discovered using a telescope. The planet Uranus tends to be known as the planet rolling around the sun due to its 98? inclination to its axis.
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 known moons include Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, 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. 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). It is also a fact that the name Uranus comes from a Greece deity known as Ouranos.
It is also a fact that some parts of the planet Uranus tend to be exposed to the sun for 42 years and also tend to be exposed to another 42 years of darkness. It is also a fact that the planet Uranus also tend to be known for its pale blue color which is resultant of water on its upper atmosphere as well as ammonia and methane ice crystals. It also tend to possess hydrogen on the upper later mixed with helium and has its mantle surrounded by ice core and rock.
When compared to the other planets, this planet also tend to experience the lowest temperatures. Uranus tend to experience temperatures as low as -224?C. On average, Neptune is colder than Uranus but does not hit the extremely cold temperatures experienced in Uranus. Miranda tends to be the most amazing moon with terraces, ice canyons, and other strange looking surfaces. It is also a fact that Uranus has had one spacecraft take close range images displaying details about its moons as well as its rings.
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