With temperatures averaging -350 degrees Fahrenheit and reaching as cold as -371 degrees Fahrenheit in some places, Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system. The composition of Uranus is naturally icy, with about 80 percent of the planet formed from methane, ammonia and water-based ice.Continue Reading
The reason that Uranus is so cold is because it is a long way from the sun. It doesn't receive very much warmth from the sun at all, and it takes Uranus 84 Earth years to make just one orbit around the sun.
Human life could not exist on Uranus. Along with the frigid cold temperatures, Uranus is a also very windy, with violent winds blowing with velocities of as much as 360 miles per hour.Learn more about Planets
The planets in the solar system have temperatures that can often vary from a maximum to a minimum temperature, such as Mercury that has a minimum temperature of -300 degrees Fahrenheit and maximum of 870. These differences in temperatures occur because the side of Mercury that is facing the sun gets very hot since Mercury is so close to the sun, while its dark side does not experience this extreme heat.Full Answer >
The third largest planet in our solar system is Uranus. It has a diameter of almost 30,000 miles, which is more than three and a half times the size of Earth.Full Answer >
The highest known temperature on Uranus is 577 degrees Celsius (1,070 Fahrenheit). This temperature occurs in the hottest region of Uranus' atmosphere, the outer layer.Full Answer >
Uranus has an effective temperature of -357 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature varies throughout the planet; the temperature of the cloud tops averages -371.2 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >