Uranus. Better than the Rest By: Caleb Trent, Jerry Stieg, D.J. Cooke. Size of Uranus. Uranus is approximately 31,690 miles (51,118 km) in diameter .
Better than the Rest
By: Caleb Trent, Jerry Stieg, D.J. Cooke
Uranus is approximately 31,690 miles (51,118 km) in diameter.
This is about 4 times the diameter of the Earth. This gas giant the third largest planet in our solar system (not too big, not too small, just perfect for president).
Uranus is a frozen, gaseous planet with a molten core. Uranus' atmosphere consists of 83% hydrogen, 15% helium and 2% methane.
Only one spacecraft in the history of spaceflight has ever made a close approach to Uranus.
NASA’s Voyager 2 went past Uranus in January, 1986, coming within 81,000 km of the surface of Uranus.
It took thousands of photographs of Uranus and its moons.
No other spacecraft have ever been sent towards Uranus, and there are no plans to send any more.
The tilt of Uranus is 99-degrees. In other words, the planet is rotating on its side.
A day is 17.9 hours
A year on Uranus is 84.07 Earth years
Uranus has 27 moons
All of Uranus’s moons masses put together does not equal the size of Earth’s moon.
It lays on its side with a axis tilt of 99 Degrees.
This causes Uranus to always have one pole towards the dark side, away from the sun.
Uranus also has absolutely no cloud cover
1781: A scientist named Hershel discovered Uranus while making a second sky survey, and thought it was a comet- A scientist named Maskelyne proposed it was a planet.
1787: Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus, Titania and Obernon
1977: Uranus’s rings were discovered
This planet is better than the rest.
There are no cloudy days on Uranus.
Uranus is unique, the only planet spinning on it side.
There is more room on Uranus than on Earth.
We have a cool climate all year long.
You can finally pick the dark side or the light.
Nick West Approves this planet.
If Uranus was a person, it would be Nick West, awesome, cute, and cuddly.