PLANET URANUS

By: Catherine Canchola

Where is the planet Uranus in our Solar System?

Planet Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It's distance from the sun is 2.88 billion kilometers (1.79 billion miles).

When did we discover Uranus? who discovered it?

We discover the planet Uranus in March 13, 1781. William Hersche. He was the one who discovered the planet Uranus.

What are the physical properties of Uranus? How did Uranus gets its color?

Uranus is composed of rocks and ice. Uranus has 15% of hydrogen and a little of helium. Uranus got its color by hydrogen, helium atmosphere, and more other amounts of elements and molecules.

How long does it take Uranus to orbit the sun in one rotation?

So Uranus is farther from the sun so it takes longer than Earth because Earth is closer to the sun. So it takes about 84 years to orbit the sun.
Space School - Uranus

Fun Facts

1. Uranus is the coldest planet in the Solar System

2. Uranus is turned over on its side
3. Summer on Uranus lasts one long day – 42 years

Uranus