What Does Uranus Look Like

Uranus is the seventh planet that is farthest from the sun. It also ranks as the third largest planet in our solar system and the fourth ranker when it comes to mass. Despite its similar visibility when compared to the other five classical planets, ancient observers do not actually recognize it as a planet because of its slow orbit and dimness.

The planet Uranus is composed of features that are actually similar to that of Neptune and these two planets differ in composition from those of planets Jupiter and Saturn, which are considered as the larger gas giants. Neptune is basically composed of helium and hydrogen and contains high proportions of ice such as ammonia, methane and water in combination with other traces of hydrocarbons. It is considered to have the coldest atmosphere in our solar system having a temperature of at least 49k or -224 degrees celsius. Its cloud structure is complex and layered, having water to fill up the lowest clouds and methane for the uppermost cloud layer. The planet Uranus’ interior has ices and rocks for its primary composition.

Just similar to the other planets that are considered as giant, Uranus consists of a ring system, a number of moons and magnetosphere. Its configuration is unique from among the other planets because the rotation of its axis is tilted sideways near its plane of revolution in the sun. When viewed from the planet Earth, the rings of Uranus may sometimes appear to be circling the planet just like the target of an archery and the moons may be revolving around it just like a clock’s hands.

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    i love this websit i think it will help you on your planets

  • seth

    im doing a re4port on urunas and this gives me lots of information! Thanks so much!(:

  • Kendal

    I’m doing a report on Uranus and it is like the worst planet to study… most of the info i found is true but i mean who would wanna study this planet! and the info that’s on here is a lie i went over it with my mom who is a science teacher and its not true, well not all of it anyway. BYE!

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    uranus is cool n wanted to visit there n love the color of the planet

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    IM DOING A REPORT ON URANUS WITH MY FREINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lyle school Jennifer.B

    LOL i love This planet and hey peps that i know out there

  • sama

    i am doing a report on uraus

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    it’s a litlle bit helpfull

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  • SiyaUchiha2015

    I have look up lots of things about Uranus,most interesting,and very unique,I like it a lost,the vibrant colors,the gases it is made out of,and then the rings.

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  • melisa

    ok, i guess.

  • bobby

    not that helpful.

  • alexandria

    this site should get more helpful facts. i think it is ok, though. 4 out of 10.

  • http://planetfacts.org sam

    although this fact is not helpful i would love to live on uranus if i was not going to kill me.

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  • Jeremy

    I would hate to live on Uranus (if it was inhabitable) I read somewhere else that Uranus has 42 years of sunlight then 42 years of darkness.

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  • alyssa

    Uranus is like beautiful!!!!!!

  • alyssa

    Uranus is like beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!