A Uranus Report

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun.

Uranus Facts

* Uranus is an outer planet

* Gas giant
* Thirty- one thousand miles across
* In size Uranus is in the middle of Jupiter and Earth
* If hollow it could fit fifty planet Earths inside it
* Uranus is blue and its atmosphere is greenish and that is why scientist call it an ice giant
* Uranus's atmosphere is made up of methane, hydrogen, and helium but it is an extremely cold planet
* Scientist think that Uranus is made up of rock and ice and has a large rocky core
* Because of the tremendous planetary pressure of Uranus could have trillions of diamonds on the surface and a huge ocean that covers the whole planet but for some reason could be extremely hot such as 8,000 degrees hot
* if you weigh 70 pounds and you went to Uranus you would weigh 62 pounds because Uranus's gravity is not as strong as Earth's
* Uranus is tipped on its side because maybe a large object bumped into it and it tilt but a new theory is that when our solar system was still new a large moon was pulled was pulled away from the planet, this gravitational pull caused it to tilt on its side
* Uranus's diameter is 31,663 miles 51,117 kilometers
* It takes 84 earth years for Uranus to go once on its axis
* It takes 30,684 days for it to revolve around the sun
* Uranus has 27 moons
* 5 of the moons are larger and the rest are smaller
* The largest moon is Titania, followed by Oberon, Umbriel, Ariel and Miranda.
* Some of the smaller moons are named: Belinda, Bianca, Caliban, Cordelia, Cressida, Desdemona Juliet, Ophelia, Portia, Puck, and Rosalind
* Uranus has 11 rings but Uranus's rings don't stretch as far out as Saturn's rings
* Uranus's rings are made up of black dust particles and large rocks
* Uranus has 4 seasons just like earth but these seasons last for 20 years each season
* In astronomy mythology Uranus was the king of all gods and the husband of Earth until he was overthrown by his son Saturn
* The first important fact about Uranus is that it is almost identical to Neptune because it is extremely cold and both planets may have trillions of diamonds on the surface, the second fact is that Uranus has 4 seasons and the third fact is that even though Uranus is a gas giant it is made up of lots of water, ice, and rocks.

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