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  1. Uranus By Natasha Schultz

  2. The Atmosphere • Uranus’s atmosphere has a turquoise appearance • Made up of 82.5% molecular hydrogen • 15.2% Helium • 2.3% Methane

  3. Surface • Uranus is basically a ball of ice and gas • Anything that lands on the surface would sink through the upper atmosphere into the icy center.

  4. Revolution Time • It takes 85 years for Uranus to revolve around the sun.

  5. Moons • Belinda • Cupid • Puck • Mab • Caliban • Stephano • Sycorax • Margaret • Setebos • Trinculo • Ferdinand • Setebos • Prospero • Perdita • Uranus has 27 moons • Miranda • Ariel • Umbriel • Titania • Oberon • Cordelia • Ophelia • Bianca • Cressida • Desdemona • Juliet • Portia • Rosalind

  6. Location • Uranus is about 1,783,950,480 miles away from the sun.

  7. How was it named? • Uranus was named after the Greek god of the sky • Only planet whose name came from Greek mythology instead of Roman mythology

  8. Symbol

  9. 15 facts: • Uranus has been visited once by Voyager 2 on Jan.24,1986 • It is the 3rd gas giant planet • Discovered on March 13, 1781 • Uranus’s axis is tilted 97 degrees • First planet discovered in the modern age • Almost twice the distance from the sun than Saturn is • Takes 17 hours to spin on its axis • Almost all of its moons were named after Shakespearean characters • In many Asian languages “Uranus” is translated into “Sky king star” • It is the second least dense planet after Saturn

  10. 15 Facts Continued • If you weighed 70 pounds on Earth you would weigh 62 pounds on Uranus • Rings are made up of black dust particles and rocks • 5 of its moons are large and the others are smaller • Uranus has 11 rings • Near the cloud tops, the temperature of Uranus is -357 degrees Fahrenheit

  11. Bibliography • http://www.cosmographica.com/gallery/portfolio2007/content/bin/images/large/184_UranusRings_full.jpg • http://static.newworldencyclopedia.org/thumb/f/f1/Uranus_symbol.svg/365px-Uranus_symbol.svg.png • http://www.bestesoft.com/imgbest/5/8/58408-uranus-3d-space-screensaver.jpg • http://dragonphysics.pbworks.com/f/Uranus%20from%20Ariel.jpg • http://explanet.info/images/Ch11/11_04.jpg • http://www.spacestationinfo.com/images/uranus.gif • http://god-pictures.co.cc/images/na/Uranus.jpg