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Can people live on Uranus?

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Uranus does not support life because it has strong gravity and tremendously cold temperatures. There is in addition energy from lightning and ultraviolet light. Uranus is also made of ethane, methane and other complicated gases. Continue Reading

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Uranus does not support life because it has strong gravity and tremendously cold temperatures. There is in addition energy from lightning and ultraviolet light. Uranus is also made of ethane, methane and other complicated gases. Learn more about Planets

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    Is Uranus hot or cold?

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    Uranus has a hot surface. The surface temperature of Uranus is estimated to be around 4,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The surface of this planet also has strong winds that can be well over 500 miles per hour, and an air pressure that is 1.3 times that of earth.

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    Who is Uranus named after?

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    The planet Uranus is named after the god Ouranos, or Uranus, from ancient Greek mythology. Uranus is the only planet in the solar system to be named after a god from Greek mythology rather than from Roman mythology.

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    How large is Uranus?

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    What are some cool facts about Uranus?

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