What You Did Not Know About Planet Uranus
The universe tend to have astounding facts that scientists have taken long time to discover. 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. One would also need to note that there is mercury and Venus before one reaches planet earth. It is also a cool space fact that one would have to pass mars, Jupiter and Saturn from earth prior to reaching planet Uranus. It took long to be recognized as a planet due to its dimness as well as its being slow on its orbit. It is also a cool fact that it uranus happen to be the first planet to be discovered using a telescope. Due to its 98 degrees inclination, it tends to be described as a planet that rolls around the sun on its side.
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. It is also known to have 13 rings and effective temperature of -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. Uranus is named after a Greece deity called 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. It is also a fact that the planet Uranus also tend to be known for its pale blue color which is resultant of water on its upper atmosphere as well as ammonia and methane ice crystals. Uranus as a planet tend to contain a mixture of helium and hydrogen gases together with a mixture of ice and rock which forms the mantle.
When compared to the other planets, this planet also tend to experience the lowest temperatures. Uranus tend to experience temperatures as low as -224?C. However, one would need to note that Neptune tend to be colder on average although its temperatures do not sink as low as -224?C. The moons such as Oberon, Miranda, and Titania tend to be frozen all with dark surfaces some formed of a mixture of rocks and ice. It is also a fact that Uranus has had one spacecraft take close range images displaying details about its moons as well as its rings.