PLANET URANUS: The Coldest in the Solar System


Last Updated: Sep 23, 2018

Planet Uranus Facts

Uranus is similar to Neptune in terms of composition.

It’s mostly ices in the mantle – water, methane and ammonium.

In addition, Uranus is mostly hydrogen (83%) and helium (15%) for its atmospheric composition.

Does Uranus have rings?

All gas giants have rings. This includes Uranus which has 9 bright rings as well as fainter rings.

Why does Uranus have an unusual tilt?

Actually it’s tilted on its side more than 90 degrees. We don’t know how the planet could’ve been tilted but it’s believed to have been knocked by another planet.

How big is Uranus?

In terms of radius, it’s the third largest in our solar system. But for mass, it’s the fourth largest.

How many moons does Uranus have?

Uranus has 27 moons that includes Umbriel, Miranda, Ariel, Titania, Oberon and others.

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