Uranus is one of the giant planets or gas giants. It has a diameter
of about 48000 kilometers.
|Where is It? |
Uranus is the seventh planet in the solar system. Uranus
is very far away from the Sun. Its average distance from the Sun is about 3 billion kilometers.
|How Did It Get Its Name? |
At first Uranus was named "Georgium Sidus",
after George III (the King of England at the time).
|How long are its years and days? |
Since Uranus is so far away from the
Sun, it takes it a very long to to go around the Sun once. A year on Uranus is 84 Earth years. The blue-green planet spins
around once in a little over seventeen hours.
How Big Is It?
Uranus is a about 51800 kilometers.
What Is It Made Of?
What Is It Like on The Surface?
Since Uranus is a gas planet, it doesn't have a solid
surface like Earth.
|Does it have any special features?
- One of the wierd facts about Uranus is that it is "laying on its side" as it faces the Sun.
- Also the planet rotates East to West.