This short video describes the gas and ice planet Uranus, its location, satellites, and other characteristics, such as surface temperature.
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Uranus in the 7th planet from the sun, It has equatorial diameter of over 51,000 kilometers makes it the third largest at almost four times the size of the earth. Uranus orbits the sun in 37,007 days. It was the first planet to be discovered in modern times and first to be discovered using a telescope. All other planets closer to earth were discovered with the naked eye. Like the rest of the other planets, Uranus is a gas planet. It is made up primarily of ices and gases. It is similar to the cores of Jupiter and Saturn, without the liquid metallic hydrogen layer. Uranus has 27 known natural satellites, all named after characters of William Shakespeare and Alexander Poe. At a distinct feature of Uranus is the fact that its axis is tilted at 95 degrees. This means that it is on way around to the sun in 42 years, half of its orbit period, only one-half of the planet is in complete sunlight while the other is in complete darkness, and for other 42 years, it is reversed. Uranus is only been visited ones, and that was by NASA’s voyager 2, on its way to Neptune.
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