Uranus is often called the "Ice Giant". Uranus ids the 7th planet from the sun. It is from 2,750 to 3,000 million miles away from the sun. The diameter of Uranus is 51,118 kilometers big and is 4 times the size of Earth. It takes about 17.193 Earth hours for Uranus to perform a full rotation and 84.01 Earth years for it to perform a full revolution around the sun. The average temperature of Uranus' surface is -357 degrees Fahrenheit. The name Uranus comes from the Greek of when Gaea produced Uranus. who later turned into her husband. Uranus means "personification of heavens".
4 Interesting Facts About Uranus:
- Uranus spins on its side because it may have been knocked on its side by the impact of a mass body that is Earth-like that may have been flying around at about the final stages of planet formation.
- Uranus has blue-green color because it has a small amount of methane in its atmosphere.
- It takes Uranus about eighty-four Earth years to revolve around the sun once.
- Uranus has a system of almost twelve rings that are narrow.