The diameter of Uranus is about 31,763 mile (51,118 Km) at the equator.
Distance from the sun
The distance from the sun for Uranus is about 1,783,950,000 miles (2,870,990,000 kilometers).
Uranus has 2 atmospheres. The lower atmosphere is quite cold and there the temperature decreases with increased altitude. The coldest that it has ever got was -366 Fahrenheit. The upper atmosphere reaches 890 Fahrenheit.
It takes Uranus slightly more that 84 Earth years to complete an entire revolution around the sun and almost 18 Earth hours to complete one rotation on its axis.
Origin of planet
The origin of Uranus is that its name is a personification from the Heavens in Greek mythology.
- Two of Uranus's largest moons, Oberon and Titania, are named after the King and Queen of fairies.
- As we approach Uranus it glows like an aquamarine gem.
- Uranus has 27 known moons that are named after characters from the work of William Shakespeare.
- Uranus was the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope.