Uranus orbits the sun tilted on its side. This planet is composed mainly of the gases helium, hydrogen and methane. Its bluish-green color is due to the presence of methane.Continue Reading
Scientists believe that Uranus's tilt, which is approximately 98 degrees, was caused by a collision with an object that was possibly as large as the Earth.
Discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, Uranus has 27 known moons and 13 rings. Some of its bigger moons are Titania, Oberon, Miranda and Ariel. The minimum temperature of this planet can be as low as -224.2 degrees Celsius. Its revolution period is 84 Earth years.
Uranus is the only planet that has a name derived from a Greek god instead of a Roman deity. The Greek god's name was Ouranus.Learn more about Planets
Uranus is the third largest planet and the seventh planet from the sun. Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. Other planets orbit the sun and rotate like spinning tops, but Uranus' orbit more closely resembles a rolling ball.Full Answer >
The revolution of Uranus, or the time it takes for the planet to revolve around the sun, is 30,687.15 Earth days. This revolution is also the equivalent of approximately 84 years on Earth.Full Answer >
Jupiter's moon Europa is located approximately 485 million miles from the sun, although the distance varies based on the locations of Jupiter and Europa on their orbits. Europa is located about 414,000 miles from Jupiter and orbits the planet ever 3 ½ days.Full Answer >
Pluto orbits the sun in a little over 90,553 Earth days, which is almost 248 Earth years. One day on Pluto is approximately equal to six and a half days on Earth, so a year on Pluto contains around 14,164 Plutonian days, also referred to as solar days.Full Answer >