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Transcript of Uranus
History & Naming
British astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus accidentally on March 13, 1781.
Named after the Greek sky deity Ouranos the earliest of the lords of the heavens, was the first planet to be discovered by scientists.
Final name chosen by the German astronomer Johann Bode
Orbital Characteristics & Rotation
97.77 degrees, compared to Earth's 23.5 degrees
Seasonal cycle & length
Approximately 21 years per season
Approximately 84 Earth years
Distance from the Sun
27 known moons
The planet Uranus
some of the many moons of Uranus
As sunlight reaches some areas for the first time in years, it heats up the atmosphere
This triggers gigantic springtime storms roughly the size of North America.
when Voyager 2 first imaged Uranus in 1986 at the height of summer in its south, it only saw a bland-looking sphere this led to it often getting dubbed "the most boring planet
decades later, when advanced telescopes such as Hubble came into play and the seasons changed, to see extreme weather on Uranus.
Average Distance from Sun:
Aphelion (longest distance):
Uranus has only been visited once :D
Only one spacecraft in the history of spaceflight has ever made a close approach to Uranus. NASA’s Voyager 2 zipped pass Uranus in January, 1986, coming within 0.00054145155693632 AU (81,000 km) of the surface of Uranus. It took thousands of photographs of Uranus and its moons, and then sped off onto towards its next target
-Uranus is a Gas Giant type planet.
-Uranus is made of a combination of methane, hydrogen and helium.
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