What You Did Not Know About Planet Uranus
There is so much discovered facts one can learn about the universe. 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. The nearest planet to the sun tend to be mercury followed by Venus then earth. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn tend to come in between the earth and Uranus. It took long to be recognized as a planet due to its dimness as well as its being slow on its orbit. Thanks to the advancement of telescopes, Uranus was discovered being 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. One would also need to note that the planet Uranus tends to have 13 rings and its temperatures tend to sink 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. It is also a fact that the name Uranus comes from a Greece deity known as Ouranos.
It is also a fact that the Uranus tend to have some parts exposed to the sun for 42 years then enjoy 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.
Compared to other planets, Uranus tend to hit the lowest temperature range. It is known to hit temperatures as low as -224?C making it nearly the coldest planet in the entire solar system. On average, Neptune tend to be averagely colder but does not hit temperatures 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.