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Transcript of Uranus
Compostion Atmosphere & Seasons URANUS Discovery -The first recorded sighting of Uranus was by John Flamesteed in 1690
-Before further notice it was thought to be a star
- Was declared a planet by William hershel march 17 1781
- Is named after the greek deity of the sky -2 780 972 200 Km away from the sun
-1 Day on Uranus is 18 hours
-1 Year on Uranus = 84earth years
-Rotates on its side
-Equator goes north to south
-Rings discovered in 1977
-Has 13 rings -Core is solid and rocky surrounded by mantle of -
-Ice surrounding core is made of H2o/water,CH/Methane,NH3.-Methane makes up 2% of the core-Water on Uranus is dissolved
-Lowest internal heat temperature of all planets contained in our complex solar system
- -composition of its atmosphere is very different from other planets
-Its atmosphere consist of mainly molecular hydrogen and helium.
-Uranus's thick atmosphere makes it appear smooth and featureless
-Atmosphere reflects light = blue
- It has odd seasons. Climate & Conditions - Average temperature is -350 fahrenheit
- Each pole, receives 42 years of sunlight, while the other receives 42 years of darkness
- Has persistent violent fierce intense furious severe raging forcible thunder storms Uranus's formation & Moon -Uranus was formed from leftover gas from when the presolar nebula formed the sun
-Uranus has 27 moons
-The main moons being Miranda, Ariel, Titania,Umbriel and Oberon
- Exploration & visibility - The only probe that has ever reach Uranus is the voyager 2
- Voyager 2 discovered 10 unknown moons of Uranus
-Is visible from earth with the naked eye in dark skys
- with a large telescope 25 cm or wider you may be able to see some of Uranus's moons like Titania and Orberon Facts about Uranus -Uranus's core contains alot of Diamonds Coldest planet in our solarsyatem