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  Uranus - EnchantedLearning.com
This is because it is such a large planet (and the gravitational force a planet exerts upon an object at the planet's surface is proportional to its mass and to the inverse of its radius squared).
Uranus is over 19 times as far from the Sun as the Earth is; it averages 19.18 A.U. At aphelion (the farthest point in its solar orbit) it is 1,850,000,000 miles (3,003,000,000 km) from the Sun.
This is the symbol of the planet Uranus.
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  Uranus - MSN Encarta
Uranus was the first planet that people discovered by using a telescope.
Uranus, which appears to be a star to the naked eye, is so faint that people did not consider it important enough to include among the stars outlining the familiar constellations.
During a rare alignment of the four giant planets, the spacecraft Voyager 2, which was launched on August 20, 1977, was able to pass by Jupiter (in 1979), Saturn (in 1981), Uranus (in 1986), and Neptune (in 1989).
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  Uranus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uranus is composed primarily of rocks and various ices, with only about 15% hydrogen and a little helium (in contrast to Jupiter and Saturn which are mostly hydrogen).
Uranus' magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60° with respect to the axis of rotation.
Bradley observed it in 1748, 1750 and 1753; Mayer in 1756.
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 Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and the third largest (by diameter).
Uranus was the son and mate of Gaia the father of Cronus (Saturn) and of the Cyclopes and Titans (predecessors of the Olympian gods).
Uranus' magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60 degrees with respect to the axis of rotation.
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 Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and is the third largest in the solar system.
This view of Uranus was recorded by Voyager 2 on January 25, l986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind and set forth on its cruise to Neptune.
The thin crescent of Uranus is seen at an angle of 153 degrees between the spacecraft, the planet and the Sun.
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Uranus has a diameter of about 31,163 miles (51,118 kilometers), which is more than four times the earth's diameter.
Most planets have their axis perpendicular (straight up and down at a 90 degree angle), but the Uranus axis is tilted 98 degrees from the average perpendicular position.
Astronomers estimate that the temperature of this planet is -357 degrees F (-216 degrees C).
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 MSN Encarta - Uranus (planet)
Uranus has an inner rocky core that is surrounded by a vast ocean of water mixed with rocky material.
Uranus, which appears to be a star to the naked eye, is so faint that people did not consider it important enough to include among the stars outlining the familiar constellations.
During a rare alignment of the four giant planets, the spacecraft Voyager 2, which was launched on August 20, 1977, was able to pass by Jupiter (in 1979), Saturn (in 1981), Uranus (in 1986), and Neptune (in 1989).
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 The Planet Uranus
Uranus is the third "gas giant" planet of four in proximity to the Sun.
Overall, Uranus is the seventh planet in our solar system, residing at an average distance of 1.8 billion miles from the Sun (twice as far as Saturn).
Uranus shines at an average magnitude of +5.5 which is beginning to push the limits of what the human eye can detect.
www.crh.noaa.gov /fsd/astro/uranus.php   (677 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Uranus
The first planet discovered in modern times with the aid of a telescope, Uranus was...
Uranus is visible to the naked eye under good conditions.
Among Gaea's offspring by Uranus were the Cyclopes, the Hundred-handed Ones (the Hecatoncheires), and the Titans.
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 The Solar System: Uranus
Uranus, the first planet discovered in modern times, was discovered by William Herschel while systematically searching the sky with his telescope on March 13, 1781.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun.
Uranus is one of the smaller gas giants in our solar system, but it is still large enough to hold 64 planets the size of Earth.
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 Uranus (planet) - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uranus (pronounced "yər-AYN-us", or "YOOR-ə-nus") is the seventh planet from the Sun.
At the other side of Uranus' orbit the orientation of the poles towards the Sun is reversed, and at the two sections of its orbit between these two extremes the Sun rises and sets around the equator normally.
In the Buck Rogers series, Uranus is portrayed as having biodomes and robots.
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 Planet Guide - Uranus
Uranus - In Greek mythology, god of the sky, mate of the goddess of the Earth, and father of the Titans.
Uranus’s magnetic field is unusual in that the magnetic axis is tilted 60 degrees from the planet’s axis of rotation and is offset from the center of the planet by one-third of the planet’s radius.
Uranus is so far from the Sun that, even though tipped on its side and experiencing seasons that last over twenty years, the temperature dif-ferences on the summer and winter sides of the planet do not differ that greatly.
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 Uranus (planet) - Definition, explanation
Uranus (pronounced "yər-AYN-us", or "YOOR-ə-nus") is the seventh planet from the Sun.
Uranus' magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60° with respect to the axis of rotation.
Uranus was the first planet to be discovered that was not known in ancient times, although it had been observed on many previous occasions but was always dismissed as simply another star.
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 Howstuffworks "Uranus Explained"
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun, and is named for the ancient Greek deity of the Heavens, the earliest supreme god.
It is possible that the planet was tilted on its side billions of years ago when it was hit by an object large enough to change the way the planet rotated.
Uranus had been seen for many years, but everyone who saw it thought it was a star, not a planet.
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 Uranus in Astrology
Uranus is the higher mind, social consciousness, brother and sisterhood, friendship, cooperation, invention, ingeniousness and democracy.
Uranus opposition is a time when Kundalini rises from the base of the spine and energizes the chakras.
Uranus can spur you to action, but can burn you up if you don't work on important issues, and allow youself to open up and grow.
www.mooncatsastrology.com /astro/uranus.htm   (454 words)

  
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Uranus is a very interesting planet that has moons, an atmosphere with satellites, rings, magnetic field and diameter of Uranus and this is what my report is about.
Uranus is considered strange because the planet rotates on its side.
Uranus is the 7th planet from the sun.
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 The Planet Uranus - Astronomy
Uranus’ liquid core makes up approximately 80 percent of the planet’s mass; this core consists mainly of icy substances such as water, methane, and ammonia.
The planet’s surface is covered by blue-green clouds made of methane crystals, and it is believed beneath that is a layer of thicker clouds, followed by an ocean of water and dissolved ammonia.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun (at a distance of about 2.4 billion miles) with an orbit lasting 84 years.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art39799.asp   (478 words)

  
 Planet Uranus - Overview and Pictures
Therefore, in simple terms, the planet, its rings and all its moons are tilted by over 90°, travelling around the Sun on their 'side'.
Uranus' magnetic field is tilted at about 60° to the planet's axis of rotation and is offset from the planet's center by about 17,260km or
Specifically, it causes the magnetic field's tail to be twisted by the planet's rotation in the direction facing away from the Sun.
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 Uranus -- The Magician
Uranus has the distinction of being the first planet in our solar system that was not known to the Ancients.
Because the overall density of Uranus has been calculated to be about 1.2 grams per cubic centimeter, scientists long speculated that it was made up primarily of lighter elements such as hydrogen and helium; these speculations were confirmed with the coming of Voyager 2 in January of 1986.
Uranus has a blue-green appearance because of an abundance of methane (CH in the lower layers of the atmosphere, and methane molecules absorb primarily red light in the visible wavelengths.
www.physics.purdue.edu /astr263l/SStour/uranus.html   (1192 words)

  
 Planet Uranus, Uranus the Planet, Uranus Planet at SPACE.com
The mysteriously tilted planet of Uranus is one of the 4 gas giants, or planets whose gas composes the majority of its mass.
The planet Uranus is the seventh from the sun.
Despite not being certain how the planet Uranus inherited its 98° axial tilt; we are able to study the effects of this uneven heating.
www.space.com /uranus   (291 words)

  
 Uranus | Planet Overview | Space | Solar System | Planets | Universe | Moons | Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uranus was the husband of Gaia, the goddess of Earth and father to Saturn.
Uranus is made up of mainly rock and ice and is a gas planet.
Uranus is the first planet to be discovered in modern times.
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 Uranus
Uranus has 10 known rings, 18 confirmed moons, and 3 other bodies that may be moons, which were first sighted in 1999.
Uranus orbits the Sun, varying from 2.74 x 109 km (1.70 x 109 mi) to 3.00 x 109 km (1.86 x 109 mi) in distance from the Sun.
Uranus’s magnetic axis (the line joining the north and south poles of its magnetic field) is aligned with the planet’s strongly tilted rotational axis, although the magnetic field is offset from the planet’s center.
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 Planet Uranus
Although the diameter of the planet is four times greater than that of Earth, at this distance it appears in the sky as a faint disk spanning one thousandth of a degree, making it barely visible to the unaided eye only on clear, dark nights.
Uranus is so far from the Sun that its energy input per area is 360 times less than that on Earth; thus, little heating occurs during the summer.
When Voyager 2 flew by the planet, the spacecraft's cameras revealed an almost featureless atmosphere; however, faint cloud markings between 20 and 50 !S latitude were recorded.
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 Exploring The Planets - Discovery - Discovering The Planets
Los Angeles, CA he planet Uranus was discovered by the noted British astronomer, Sir William Herschel, on March 13, 1781.
Actually, the planet had been observed numerous times by other astronomers as early as 1690, but it was thought to be another star.
The new planet was named Uranus after the father of Saturn in Roman mythology.
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 Hubble Observes the Planet Uranus
Uranus is tipped such that its rotation axis lies in the plane of its orbit, so the rings appear nearly face-on.
Three of Uranus' inner moons each appear as a string of three dots at the bottom of the picture.
Unlike Earth, Uranus' south pole points toward the Sun during part of the planet's 84-year orbit.
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 Uranus
Uranus is larger in diameter but smaller in mass than Neptune.
Uranus has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2 on Jan 24 1986.
Uranus is nevertheless hotter at its equator than at its poles.
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 SkyScopes The Planet Uranus Information Page
Huge Storm hits Uranus Mar. 29, 1999: If springtime on Earth were anything like it will be on Uranus, we would be experiencing waves of massive storms, each one covering the country from Kansas to New York, with temperatures of 300 degrees below zero.
The Uranian Rings The Uranian ring system was discovered in 1977 during observations of a stellar occultation by the planet.
The star was observed to blink out briefly five times before the planet and again five times afterward, indicating that the planet was encircled by five narrow rings.
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 Uranus - gerade noch sichtbar | Planeten | Sterngucker | BR
Uranus ist der äußerste Planet, den Sie noch mit bloßem Auge sehen können.
Uranus ist zwar 19-mal weiter von der Sonne entfernt als wir und bekommt sehr viel weniger von ihrem Licht ab, doch er hat eine Albedo von 0,81 - die höchste aller Planeten.
Uranus liegt so schief auf seiner Umlaufbahn, dass er auf ihr "entlangrollt".
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 HotBot Web Search for uranus
Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, has its spin axis almost in the plane of its orbit about the Sun.
In Greek mythology Uranus is personified as the son...
Uranus, also known as Ouranos, was the embodiment of the sky or heavens, and known as the god of the sky.
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 StarChild: The planet Uranus
Uranus is one of the smaller gas giants in our solar system, but it is still large enough to hold 64 planets the size of Earth.
Uranus tilts over so far on its axis that it rotates on its side.
Uranus' atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium, and methane.
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 Uranus Shifts to Pisces
It is especially significant for Aquarians, who have Uranus leaving their sign and also as their Sun’s ruling planet.
This mutual reception between Uranus and Neptune has not happened for 500 years, so it is indeed a time to celebrate and to use to our advantage.
Uranus, the planet ruling freedom and revolution and computers and high-tech, going into a water sign, in fact, THE mystical water sign Pisces, suggests many things.
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 ScienceDaily: Planet Uranus News
Astronomers have made the first ever observation of one of the satellites of the planet Uranus passing in front of another.
April 7, 2006 — The outermost ring of the planet Uranus turns out to have a bright blue color, according to a report in the April 7 issue of the journal Science.
November 15, 2004 — As summer draws to a close in the southern hemisphere of Uranus, storm clouds are brewing in the upper atmosphere, northern hemisphere winds are gusting to 250 miles per hour, and the planet's...
www.sciencedaily.com /news/space_time/uranus   (748 words)

  
 The Planet Uranus
(Ref) shows the planet Uranus, the first planet discovered in modern times.
It was found accidentally by William Herschel while he was searching the sky with a telescope in 1781.
Uranus is largely hydrogen and helium, but (like Neptune) contains higher proportions of heavy elements than Jupiter or Saturn, and is covered with clouds.
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