Uranus By: Elissa Krannebitter

Diameter/Size-The diameter of Uranus is about 31,763 miles (51,118 kilometers) at the equator.

Rotation/Revolution-The rotation of Uranus is a little bit more than 84 Earth years to complete the revolution around the sun and it takes 18 Earth hours to complete its rotation.

Distance from sun-Uranus distance from the sun is about 1,783,950,000 miles (2,870,990,000 kilometers).

Origin of Uranus-The origin of the planet’s name is that it is a personification of the heavens in ancient Greek Mythology.

Temperature-Uranus temperature is that it has two atmospheres and the lower atmosphere is quite cold and the temperature decreases with increased altitude and the coldest it’s ever gotten was about -366 fahrenheit. The upper atmosphere is hot and the hottest it got was 890 fahrenheit.

Interesting Facts: 1. As we approach the awesome planet Uranus it glows like an aquamarine gem 2.Uranus has 27 known moons that are named mostly from the characters of William Shakespeare. 3.Most of Earth’s telescopes, Uranus shows as a featureless disk. 4.Uranus is unusual because it’s tipped on it’s side so now that the equator is close at the right angles to orbit and its poles takes turns on pointing toward the sun.



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