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Uranus

The seventh planet from the Sun in the solar system. Uranus orbits the Sun at an average distance of 19.2 AU. The planet has a mass 14.5 times the mass of Earth and a radius 4.0 times the radius of Earth. Uranus is a gas planet made of hydrogen, helium, and methane and has no solid surface. The planet’s axial tilt is an extreme 98 degrees, causing one day on Uranus to equal 84 years, equal to the time it takes Uranus to orbit the Sun once.

Resources

Uranus

Uranus February 10, 2016

Realm of the Giants June 10, 2010

Radio Programs

Uranus at Opposition II The young face of a distant moon October 23, 2018

Uranus at Opposition Knocking over a giant planet October 22, 2018

More Uranus at Opposition Smooth or chunky? October 19, 2017

Uranus at Opposition A giant world with a difference October 18, 2017

Uranus at Opposition II Shrink-wrapping a moon October 14, 2016

Uranus at Opposition Knocking over a giant planet October 13, 2016

Uranus at Opposition A good showing for “George’s Star” October 10, 2015

Moon and Uranus Pointing out a neglected giant August 3, 2015

Featured Images

Voyager 2 image of Uranus

Blue-Green Giant October 22, 2018

Diagram of the rings and moons of Uranus

Distant Rings October 19, 2017

HST view of Uranus and its moons and rings

New Moons? February 25, 2017

Hubble Space Telescope view of Uranus

Tilted Giant October 6, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope view of planet Uranus

Blue-Green Giant October 1, 2013

Rings and Moons

Rings and Moons June 4, 2010

Big Blue Planet

Big Blue Planet June 1, 2010