Planet Name: Uranus God/Goddess named after: Uranus or

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Planet Name:
Uranus
God/Goddess named after:
Uranus or Ouranos (god of heavens and sky)
Picture:
Distance from the sun:
1,800,000,000 miles (1.8 billion miles)
Distance from the Earth:
approximately 1,700,000,000 miles (1.7 billion miles)
Temperature Ranges:
-300 degrees F
Gravity compared to Earth (if Earth = 1):
.89 so a little less
Mass compared to Earth (if Earth = 1):
14 - so 14 times more
Important Information:
Mostly made up of frozen liquid and gas hydrogen, helium and methane.
Greenish/blue in color – color comes from the poisonous Methane gas in its atmosphere
Rotates vertically instead of horizontally like the other planets. Scientists think that it collided
with a giant asteroid or another planet that knocked it over on its side.
Uranus has a ring system and more than 27 moons.
Uranus has seasons like Earth but each season is 21 years long.
It is the 7th planet whose sister planet is Neptune.
Its core may contain diamonds.
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