Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is a Jovian planet.
Uranus is composed of mostly Hydrogen and Helium, but the atmosphere is 2.3% Methane (CH4) and contains trace amounts of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), both key factors in fart gas (which is 9% CH4 and 1% H2S, the stinky stuff, and still no laughing allowed). But Uranus has powerful winds up to 901.2 km/h! Fart, on the other hand, is a measly 11.3 km/h. The methane on Uranus absorbs red, but reflects cyan, the complementary color of red, which is why Uranus is cyan. Also, both methane and hydrogen sulphide are solid at the freezing temps of lower than -197 degrees! And the lowest temperatures on Uranus make it the COLDEST planet! However, on average, that award goes to Neptune, Uranus' brother. By the way, Uranus is so dim in the sky, it was recognized as a star for a very long time until 1783, when William Herschel discovered it. But he named it the Georgium Sidis, named after King George III. But the only person who really liked that idea was George. Lots of people gave lots of names to Uranus, but Uranus stuck out (no laughing) and people liked it (I hate it when you laugh at Uranus). Also, Uranus is tilted more than 90 degrees. Some say it's because Uranus got whacked really hard (hahaha, very funny). Uranus has 13 rings, albeit all faint ones. They were discovered accidentally (like potato chips and chocolate chip cookies) in 1977. Some scientists were waiting for a star to pass behind Uranus, but the star blinked out a few times before and after passing behind Uranus. And that's how they discovered Uranus' rings. Uranus has 27 moons, all of them named after Shakespeare's characters. Ariel, Umbriel, Oberon, Titania, Puck, Miranda, just to name a few.
|Minimum Temperature||-228.2 °C|
|Maximum Temperature||-197.2 °C|
|Distance from Sun||19.2184 AU|
|Apparent Magnitude||+5.32 (v)|