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Seventh Planet of the Solar System

Proper NameUranus
Sidereal Period84.07 years
Mean Distance from the Sun2,875.0 million km
19.22 AU
Sidereal Day17 hours, 14 minutes (retrograde)
Diameter51,119 km
Mean Surface Temperature-197°C
MoonsAriel, Belinda, Bianca, Caliban, Cordelia, Cressida, Cupid, Desdemona, Ferdinand, Francisco, Juliet, Mab, Margaret, Miranda, Oberon, Ophelia, Perdita, Portia, Prospero, Puck, Rosalind, Setebos, Stephano, Sycorax, Titania, Trinculo, Umbriel; other small moons
NotesCategorised as an ice giant, the seventh major planet of the Solar System, orbiting the Sun between Saturn and Neptune
Uranus and Belinda

A view of Uranus. The small, rocky body in the foreground is Belinda, one of a number of small moons in close orbit of the planet.

The third of the gas giants, in terms of size and of distance from the Sun, Uranus is a cold, gaseous world, orbiting in the depths of the Solar System.


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