Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun
You know that our Earth rotates on an axis that sits upright. The North Pole is at the top of the planet and the South Pole is at the bottom. Uranus, though, has been tipped on its side, probably by a collision with another planet. Its poles lie almost in the middle, rather than the top and bottom.
Fun Facts about Uranus for Kids
- Because it’s tipped, Uranus has seasons that last 20 years. Can you imagine 20 years of summer? That wouldn’t be bad, but how about 20 years of winter?
- The temperature is almost always the same, whether its winter or summer because the planet is so far from the sun.
- Uranus has 11 rings, made of dust, ice and bits of rock.
- Uranus has 27 known moons. They are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare.
- Rotate: turn
- Upright: standing straight up
- Collision: crash
Learn More All About Uranus, the Seventh Planet from Sun
Watch this awesome video all about Uranus:
A video documentary of the facts about Uranus.
Question: What is the temperature on Uranus?
Answer: Uranus is so far from the Sun that it never gets very warm. The gas atmosphere also reflects back most of the sunlight that does reach the planet. Uranus is -357 degrees.
Question: How much would I weigh on Uranus?
Answer: If you weigh 60 pounds on Earth, you’d weigh 41 pounds on Uranus.
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