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Twenty cool facts about Uranus

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Uranus is too far from the sun to support any kind of life.

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The Voyager II space probe flew by Uranus in 1986. Report Abuse
It sent many interesting pictures back to earth.
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cool
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that sucks
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Uranus rotates on its side rather than from its poles. Report Abuse
During the orbit around the sun Uranus spends 42 years with the north pole point to the sun and then 42 years later the south pole is pointing to the sun.
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In 1977 it was discovered Uranus has 5 rings. Report Abuse
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it actually has 13. I am 9 years old.
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The winds on Uranus can reach speeds of over 650 miles an hour. Report Abuse
That is faster than any on earth.
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Uranus atmosphere is made up of helium and hydrogen gasses. Report Abuse
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Uranus is over 5 times larger than earth. Report Abuse
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It is actually 19 times bigger.
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The average temperture on Uranus is 350 degrees below Zero. Report Abuse
That equals about minus 210 degrees Celsius.
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Uranus doesn't have a hard surface like earth. Report Abuse
It has a solid inner core surrounded by gasses.
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Uranus gets it green color from the methane gas in its upper atmosphere. Report Abuse
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Uranus has at least 18 moons. Report Abuse
Scientists think there are more.
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there are twenty seven
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Uranus's day is shorter than earths. Report Abuse
It only takes 17 hours and 14 minutes to rotate where as the earth takes 24 hours to rotate.
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Uranus is name after the Greek God of the Sky. Report Abuse
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and heaven
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It is almost 2 million miles away from the sun. Report Abuse
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Uranus is the third largest planet in our solar system. Report Abuse
Behind Jupiter and Saturn.
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Not much is known about Uranus but, there will be a new telescope in the sky soon to help scientist learn more. Report Abuse
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It takes 83 earth years for Uranus to revolve around the sun. Report Abuse
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Uranus's rings and moons are kept close to each other by gravity. Report Abuse
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In 1999, scientists discovered 3 more moons. Report Abuse
Uranus could have as many as 21 moons.
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Since 1977, scientists have discovered six more rings. Report Abuse
To date, there are 11 rings around Uranus
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The 5 largest moons have names. Report Abuse
Titania, Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel and Oberon.
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