Location of uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the third largest in the solar system. It has about 30 moons. It  has hard rocky core surrounded by gases like hydrogen, helium and methane. That  turn into a mushy sea on the surface. Butt’s not the planet you can stand  on. And 2.88 billion km is how far Uranus is from the sun.

composition of uranus

Uranus is made of three layers. The outer one is gaseous, the middle layer is ice, and the  innermost layer is hard rock.  The main components of Uranus are ammonia, water and methane.


Uranus has a light blue color, which is caused by the methane in its atmosphere. Methane is red, but it's reflected as blue giving Uranus it's color. Uranus is about 3 time bigger than earth, and Uranus weighs 597,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg. The rings of Uranus are total 13 in number, and it is composed with dust and other macroscopic particles.

Climate and others:

Uranus is extremely cold since it’s so far from sun. It also has weather systems that are broken up into bands that rotate around the planet. The temperature of Uranus is about –355 degrees Fahrenheit.

Interesting Facts about Uranus:

Uranus is named after ancient Greek god of the sky, who was the father of Koronos. As per mythology, Uranus was the lord of the skies and husband of Earth. He was also the King of the Gods, until his son Saturn overthrew him. Uranus rotates from east to west, like Venus. This is opposite from the spin of Earth. A year on Uranus is equivalent to 84 Earth years. A day on Uranus is shorter than a day on Earth, at about 17 hours long. Astrologers believe Uranus might have an ocean of water beneath its clouds. It has a large rocky core, and because of tremendous pressure, could possibly contain trillions of large diamonds. Sir William Herschel was the first person to discover Uranus, on March 13, 1781.  However, he thought that he had discovered a new comet. The distance between Uranus and Sun is almost twice the distance from Sun to Saturn.

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