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Uranus Questions and Answers (Q&A)

E. Austin
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
The discovery of Uranus is being credited to William Herschel.The planet was discovered back in 1781. Uranus was seen because Herschel was looking at the sky at that time. His intention was to...Read More

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T. Moore, Writer
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
Yes, unlike all the other planets in the solar system, Uranus is tilted on its side. This spins on its side which means that the poles of the planet are usually facing the sun. This can make the...Read More

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C. Bernthal, Teacher
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
There are many ways that Uranus is different from other planets. First of all, it has a very prominent tilt. There is no other planet in the solar system that has the type of tilt that Uranus...Read More

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C. Bernthal, Teacher
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
Uranus is also known as Prapajati or Harshal in Indian astrology but it does not have any meaning to Indian astrology yet probably because it was not immediately discovered. It was only in the...Read More

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C. Bernthal, Teacher
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
The term for Uranus which is the “Sideways Planet” comes from the fact that it is tilted sideways. If you would observe the other planets in the solar system, you will not find...Read More

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T. Moore, Writer
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
It is hard to say if Uranus actually has a surface because this is one planet that is made out of ice and gas. It is impossible for a spacecraft to land on this planet because there is no solid...Read More

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T. Moore, Writer
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
There are different planets that are available in the solar system and they all come with their own unique features that will make them distinct from each other. Uranus is obviously different...Read More

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T. Moore, Writer
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
Saturn may be well-known for having a lot of rings around it that makes it one of the most beautiful planets in the sky. People seem to forget that Uranus also has rings. Since it is tilted at...Read More

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
Yes, Uranus is known to be bigger than Earth. In fact, this is the third largest planet that can be found in our solar system. Even though it is bigger than Earth, it contains properties that...Read More

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T. Moore, Writer
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
It should be noted that Uranus is far away from the sun. Even its rotation will already take a lot of time. On earth, it would take 365 days to complete one whole year but in Uranus, it would...Read More

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
The exploration of Uranus is known to be a bit complicated to do because spacecraft will not be able to land. It is also very far away from Earth. It was in 1986 when Voyager 2 was able to get...Read More

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
It was in the year 1781 when Uranus was discovered for the first time by William Herschel. The interesting thing about this is that it was noticed with the use of the telescope. The other planets...Read More

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
These two planets are not very similar. Jupiter is what would be considered as a gas giant because it contains mostly gases. This is made of hydrogen and helium with hydrogen taking up most of...Read More

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