You can arrive on Uranus by way of Canadian HighFlyers, a new type of spacecraft. The distance is relatively short, only 2.57 billion kilometers. How are you going to arrive on Uranus? CHF
How is the weather on Uranus?
The weather on this side of Uranus is a comfortable temperature of 12,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t forget your sun block! On this side of Uranus, it is much, much cooler at -371.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Here, you would definitely need to bundle up. Southern The temperatures on Uranus are so extreme because Uranus has no atmosphere to hold in and let out heat. It also has no source of internal heat. Any heat the Southern side of the planet ever gets has been radiated from the Northern side of the planet. So, the heat the Southern side of the planet actually gets is a very small amount. Northern
What's to do on Uranus?
Enjoy the only water on the planet while you reside by the beach that is filled with hydrogen, helium, and a small amount of water. The Beach
Adventure out to one of Uranus’ many moons. The largest of the 5 is Miranda. Here you will see a greater variety of landforms than any other body yet examined in the solar system. Hiking Miranda
Skate on the Rings of Uranus! These rings are very easy to skate on. They are made up of stones and fine dust. They are much darker than Saturn and Jupiter’s rings. Skating
Wind surf in 700 mph winds! That’s right, Uranus has winds that average 700 mph. There is quite often gusts that are much more rapid. Windsurfing
Don’t forget… CLOTHING! OXYGEN TANKS! FOOD AND WATER!
Miscellaneous Facts 7th planet from the sun 14.18 AU from the sun 2870 million kilometers from the sun takes 84 earth years to orbit around the sun 1 day=17 hours 89% of earths gravitational pull 6.833 x 1010 13 km Volume: mass 31520 mi. Aphelion: 3 billion km Perihelion: 2.75 billion km
Uranus got its name from the Greek god of the sky. William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781 using a telescope. History William Herschel
The core of Uranus is molten and rocky. It’s about 10,500 miles in diameter, and it’s very hot. Its mass is 5 times greater than that of the Earth!
Uranus has no real surface. It’s just an ocean of hydrogen, helium, and water, with small amounts of ammonia and methane.
15% helium, 2% methane
Surface Composition Major gases Minor gases
It is a gas planet covered by blue green clouds. It appears to be spinning on its side. It has 11 rings and approximatley 27 moons.