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Uranus

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Uranus
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Astrographical

System:

Sol system

Orbiting:

Sol

Orbital position:

Seventh planet

Moon(s):

27

Physical

Diameter:

50,724 kilometers (31,518 mi)

Length of day:

17 hours, 14 minutes

Length of year:

84.02 years

Atmosphere:

Various gases and ices

 

Uranus, named after the Roman personification of the sky, is the seventh planet in the Sol system.[1]

An oddity among Sol's gas giants, Uranus is mostly unexplored and uninhabited by humanity, as its distance from Sol makes traveling there costly. Its moons are poorly-understood when compared to those of Jupiter. Despite this, Uranus has a number of distinctive features that separate it from its neighbors. Firstly, its axial tilt has turned its poles past a 90o angle to the orbital plane. Secondly, Uranus has a number of anomalous radiation spikes that have not been addressed or explained. [1]

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