Facts About Planet Uranus
The universe tend to have astounding facts that scientists have taken long time to discover. More and more information continue to be collected using space crafts, advanced telescopes among other sophisticated tools. One can learn a lot from a single planet like Uranus. One would need to begin by learning that it is a space fact that Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. One would also need to note that there is mercury and Venus before one reaches planet earth. It is also a cool space fact that one would have to pass mars, Jupiter and Saturn from earth prior to reaching planet Uranus. 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 the first planet that was discovered using a telescope. It is also a fact that it tends to be inclined to the axis at an approximately 98 degrees making it being refered to as a planet rolling around the sun.
It is also a cool fact that planet uranus is known to have a mass of 8.68 x 10^25 kg (15 Earths), a polar diameter of 49,946 km and the equatorial diameter of 51,118 km. It is also known to have moons such as Umbriel, Oberon, and Titania. It is also known to have 13 rings and effective temperature of -216 ?C. Among other facts about the planet Uranus include an orbit period of 30,687 days (84.0 years) and an orbit distance of 2,870,658,186 km (19.19 AU). The name Uranus is also said to come from an ancient Greek deity which was known as 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. Uranus is also known to have a pale blue color that is as a result of water on its upper atmosphere that also tend to contain methane ice crystals and ammonia. It is also a fact that Uranus also tend to poses hydrogen that is also mixed with helium and a mixture of ice and rock at the mantle.
Uranus also tend to hit the coldest temperatures when compared to any planet. Uranus tend to experience temperatures as low as -224?C. On average, Neptune is colder than Uranus but does not hit the extremely cold temperatures experienced in Uranus. Miranda tends to be the most amazing moon with terraces, ice canyons, and other strange looking surfaces. It is also a fact that Uranus has had one spacecraft take close range images displaying details about its moons as well as its rings.