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For my report in science, I am doing it on the planet
Uranus. As you know Uranus is the seventh planet in the solar
system. In the rest of the report I will be talking about the
size, distance, composition, surface features, and number of
moons including those topics above to desribe and compare the
moons with other planets moons. And all of these topics
talked about for Uranus will be compared with the earth.
Part 1: Size
In this section I will be talking about all the different
diameters of Uranus. Uranus has a diameter of 31,763 miles.
This planet is four times the size of the Earth. But it is just a
little bit bigger than Neptune, thats why their called twins.
The inner planets have a density bigger than 5g/cm3. The
farther a planet is from the sun, the density decreases.
Jupiter is 1.3 and Saturn is 0.69. But when you get to Uranus,
there is an increase. Uranus is 1.2g/cm3. Alot of scientists
had said that matter in the farther planets came from millions
of comets thats are made up of frozen water. Some scientists
believe that on the surface of Uranus, there is an ocean 10
thousand miles deep. Wow, could a magine swimming in that!?
Uranus' mass is 14.5 times huger than Earths. Also its
volume is 64 times bigger that Earths. Uranus is so dense that
the surface gravity is something like 1.17 times bigger than the
Earths. Uranus' escape velocity is 21.3k/sec or aprox. 48,000
miles per hour. Compared to the Earths 25,000 miles per hour.
That is a 23,000 mph difference. That is pretty damn fast.
Part II : Surface Features
The planet or Uranus is made up of hydrogen with helium
and some amounts of methane gases. The atmosphere is clouds
that travel from east to west. But this planet really has no
surface features that have ever been found. There use to be
volcanoes and craters but they have been covered up by this
big ocean scientists believe is there. They said it is 4,000 -
5,000 miles below Uranus' atmosphere. The scientists believe
it may be that deep is that they think that because of the
comets that have hit the planet.
Part III : Distances and orbital charateristics
Uranus is pretty far from most of the other planets
including the sun. It is 1.8 billion miles away from the sun.
Uranus travels around the sun in an oval orbit. Its ecentricity
is 0.046 . Unlike the Earth, it takes Uranus 84 years to travel
around the sun. Wow. The planets orbital velocity is
6.81km/sec. Also for this planet to take one rotation, it takes
As Uranus travels in its orbit around the sun, the planets
polar regions are exposed to dark and light. These four
seasons are actually quiet long. Each season has 21 years
before it switches to another season. But Winter is dark for
21 years and summer is light for 21 years. Then spring and fall
just alternate day and light. Uranus' inclination of its axis is
97.9 degree angle.
PartIV : Composition
Uranus' basic component is 75% hydrogen. The other
25% is helium and some methane gases. Uranus is called the
gas giant. The poles of Uranus are tilted at a 60 degree
angleaway from its axis. Scientists believe that there is an
ocean on Uranus and the planet has a core. They said it is
made up of metals. The ocean is 5,000 miles deep. I think it
said that it was mad up of water and ammonia. Some
scientists believe that this ocean formed from volcanic
eruptions and from large comets that collied with the planet.
Scientists also think that this ocean may be a few thousand
degrees F. Holy smokes thats got to be really uncomfortable!
Uranus has 11 rings that float around the planet. The
color is almost yellow. The last two of these rings are named
1986UR1 and 1986UR2. These were discovered by the
Voyager2 and possibly more are being discovered today. The
rings are no very bright, most are black in color. There made
up of small particles of dust and rock that have been floating
in space. Uranus' orbit drew them in and they formed a circle
around the planet. Scientists say that eventually all the
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