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Planet Uranus

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Trevor completed this space science project about the Planet Uranus.

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Planet Uranus

  1. 1. Uranus<br />By Trevor Casey<br />
  2. 2. Uranus and it moons<br />Uranus has 27 know moons the 2 biggest are Oberon and Titania. The next largest moons are Umbriel and Ariel. All four of these moons surfaces are covered with holes called craters made by Meteorites . Astronomers think that these 4 moons are made of ice and rock.<br />. Miranda is the 5 biggest moon. <br />
  3. 3. Uranus an it rings<br />Astronomers have found 13 rings around Uranus. The rings go around the equator. The rings are dark and faint. They may be made of ice and dust.<br />
  4. 4. Uranus<br />In this photo collage, the planet Uranus (the bright blue object) is surrounded by its five largest moons. The blue-green colour of Uranus comes from the methane gas in its atmosphere.<br />
  5. 5. Uranus<br />Astronomers use telescopes to learn how Uranus moves across the sky. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It orbits, or goes around, the Sun in an oval-shaped path. Its average distance from the Sun is a bit less than 3 billion kilometres. Uranus is so far away that it takes 84 years for the planet to go around the Sun once!<br />
  6. 6. Who discovered Uranus<br />Uranus was the first planet discovered with a telescope by William Herschel, an astronomer in England, found Uranus in 1781. Astronomers had known about Uranus since 1690, but they did not know Uranus was a planet. At first, they thought it was a star or a comet. <br />
  7. 7. facts<br />Astronomers named the planet Uranus for an ancient Greek god of the heavens.<br />Rotational period1 -0.718 days Orbital period 84.01 years Average distance from the Sun 2.857 billion kilometres .<br />
  8. 8. Glossary<br />Meteorites (rocks from space).<br /> Astronomers (are scientists who study things in space).<br />Equator An equator is an imaginary line around the middle of a planet.<br />
  9. 9. Were i got my info and pictures from <br />Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.<br />Clip art<br />
  10. 10. The End<br />

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