What Is the Size of Uranus?


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Uranus has a mean radius of 25,362 kilometers. It is the seventh planet from the sun and orbits the Earth's sun. A day on Uranus lasts about 17 hours.

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Uranus has 27 moons and faint rings. It is unable to support life and has an atmosphere of mostly helium and hydrogen with a scant amount of methane. More than 80 percent of Uranus' mass is made up of icy materials, including water, methane, and ammonia. It rotates east to west, like Venus, which is called retrograde rotation. It spins horizontally and rotates on its side. Uranus takes 84.3 Earth years to orbit the sun.

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