Facts About Planet Uranus
One can acquire a lot of knowledge about the discovered facts about the universe. More and more information continue to be collected using space crafts, advanced telescopes among other sophisticated tools. So much information has been acquired about the space such that one can have so many details about a planet such as the Uranus. It is a cool space fact that Uranus is the seventh furthest planet from the sun. One would also need to note that there is mercury and Venus before one reaches planet earth. Prior to reaching planet Uranus from planet earth, one would have to pass through planet mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It is also a cool fact that it took long to discover planet Uranus due to the fact that it is dim and also take longer to complete a revolution around the sun. It is also a cool fact that it uranus happen to be the first planet to be discovered using a telescope. The planet Uranus tends to be known as the planet rolling around the sun due to its 98? inclination to its axis.
One would also need to note the fact that Uranus has a polar diameter of 49,946 km, a mass of 8.68 x 10^25 kg (15 Earths) and an equatorial diameter of 51,118 km. It is also known to have moons such as Umbriel, Oberon, and Titania. It is also a fact that the temperatures in planet mars tend to go as low as -216 ?C. The planet also tend to turn on its axis and takes 17 hours and 14 minutes and turns in the opposite direction when compared to the earth. Uranus is named after a Greece deity called Ouranos.
It is also a fact that some parts of the planet Uranus tend to be exposed to the sun for 42 years and also tend to be exposed to another 42 years of darkness. Due to water on the upper atmosphere, Uranus tend to have a pale blue color. Uranus as a planet tend to contain a mixture of helium and hydrogen gases together with a mixture of ice and rock which forms the mantle.
When compared to the other planets, this planet also tend to experience the lowest temperatures. Uranus tend to experience temperatures as low as -224?C. However, one would need to note that Neptune tend to be colder on average although its temperatures do not sink as low as -224?C. The methane haze in the upper atmosphere of Uranus tend to hide storms that takes place in the clouds. One would need to note that a spacecraft has taken close range images displaying images of its moons, its rings as well as detailed information of the planet Uranus.