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Astonishing Uranus

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Stephanie Wignarajah

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Astonishing Uranus
By: Stephanie Wignarajah
Physical appearance of URANUS
The colour of Uranus is cyan
Uranus has the third largest diameter out of all the planets
Uranus has 13 rings and 27 moons
Uranus is tilted on its side unlike the other planets
Atmosphere
Uranus' is made up of hydrogen,helium,and methane
Uranus has a thick atmosphere
Uranus gets its cyan colour from the methane gas that rests over the cloud layers which causes it to absorb red light and to reflect blue light
Uranus was named after the ancient greek god of the sky
Characteristics
Average distance from the sun (AU): 19.2 AU
Diameter: 51,118 km
Length of year: 30686 earth days
Atmosphere: hydrogen helium & methane
Number of known moons: 27 known moons
To determine your weight on Uranus you would have to multiply your weight by .89
If you lived on Uranus...
To calculate your age on Uranus you have to do....
your age in earth days / 30686 = your age on Uranus
On Uranus spring wouldn't be your most favourite season because the conditions are terrible
Uranus spins on its side
Weird/quirky facts
Uranus' moons are named after characters in the works of Shakespeare and Alexander pope
Uranus is 4x larger than earth & 15x as heavy
If you lived until you were 110 on earth uranus would've orbited the sun 1.3 times
Uranus was almost named George
A Rocket into space ...
William Herschel , a young astronomer was the first to discover Uranus in 1781
William Herschel: 1731-1822
When William was looking through his telescope he saw Uranus but he thought it was a comet.
William also made the largest telescope of his time
His original name for Uranus was the Georgim planet or the Georgim Sidus in honor of king George lll of England
THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR LISTENING TO MY PREZI. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT. THERE IS ONE MINI POP QUIZ/GAME AWAITING YOU WHERE YOU WILL receive A LITTLE SURPRISE. I THANK YOU ONCE MORE FOR LISTENING TO MY PREZI.

SINCERELY,
STEPHANIE WIGNARAJAH
THE END
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