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Uranus
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Uranus

Hide this area Orbit data
Mean distance from the star Sun 2.872.460.000 km
19,1914 AU
Minimum distance from the star Sun (perihelion) 2.734.799.000 km
Maximum distance from the star Sun (aphelion) 3.007.665.000 km
Orbital period around the star Sun (sideric) 83,7474 y
Orbital period around the star Sun (synodic) 369,66 d
Mean orbital velocity 6,81 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,772 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the star Sun 0,0457
Hide this area Object data
Discovered by Sir Friedrich William Herschel 1781
Mass 8,6832 × 1025 kg
Equatorial radius 25.559 km
Oblateness 0,02293
Mean density 1,270 g/cm³
Escape velocity 21,267 km/s
Surface force of gravity 8,69 m/s²
Tilt of axis 97,77 °
Rotational period (reciprocal) - 17,234 h
Equatorial rotational velocity 8971,5 km/h
Mean surface temperature 76 K
Minimum surface temperature 53 K
Albedo 0,51
Apparent magnitude + 5,65 mvis
Hide this area Atmosphere
82.5 %   Hydrogen (H2)
15,2 %   Helium (He)
2,3 %   Methane (CH4)
  Ammonia (NH3)
  Water vapor (H2O)
Hide this area Mythology

Uranus is according to greek mythology the embodiment of the sky or heavens, and known as the god of the sky. He was the first son of Gaia and he also became her husband.

Their children are the Cyclopes and Titans. Uranus was frightened of their great strength and the fact that they could easily depose him. He hid them away in Tartarus inside Gaia.

Symbol of mythology for Uranus
Hide this area Satellites
No.  Name Distance Eccentricity Radius Mass
1 Ariel Ariel 191020 191.020 km 0.0034 0,0034 581.1 581,1 × 577,9 × 577,7 km 21.135 1,35 × 1021 kg
2 II  Umbriel Umbriel 266300 266.300 km 0.0050 0,0050 584.7 584,7 km 21.117 1,17 × 1021 kg
3 III  Titania Titania 435910 435.910 km 0.0022 0,0022 788.9 788,9 km 21.352 3,52 × 1021 kg
4 IV  Oberon Oberon 583520 583.520 km 0.0008 0,0008 761.4 761,4 km 21.301 3,01 × 1021 kg
5 Miranda Miranda 129390 129.390 km 0.0027 0,0027 240 240 × 234,2 × 232,9 km 19.659 6,59 × 1019 kg
6 VI  Cordelia Cordelia 49770 49.770 km 0.0003 0,0003 20.1 20,1 km 16.54 5,4 × 1016 kg
7 VII  Ophelia Ophelia 53790 53.790 km 0.0099 0,0099 21.4 21,4 km 16.54 5,4 × 1016 kg
8 VIII  Bianca Bianca 59170 59.170 km 0.0009 0,0009 25.7 25,7 km 16.93 9,3 × 1016 kg
9 IX  Cressida Cressida 61780 61.780 km 0.0004 0,0004 39.8 39,8 km 17.34 3,4 × 1017 kg
10 Desdemona Desdemona 62680 62.680 km 0.0001 0,0001 32 32,0 km 17.18 1,8 × 1017 kg
11 XI  Juliet Juliet 64350 64.350 km 0.0007 0,0007 46.8 46,8 km 17.56 5,6 × 1017 kg
12 XII  Portia Portia 66090 66.090 km 0.0001 0,0001 67.6 67,6 km 18.17 1,7 × 1018 kg
13 XIII  Rosalind Rosalind 69940 69.940 km 0.0001 0,0001 36 36,0 km 17.26 2,6 × 1017 kg
14 XIV  Belinda Belinda 75260 75.260 km 0.0001 0,0001 40.3 40,3 km 17.36 3,6 × 1017 kg
15 XV  Puck Puck 86010 86.010 km 0.0001 0,0001 81 81,0 km 18.29 2,9 × 1018 kg
16 XVI  Caliban Caliban 7231000 7.231.000 km 0.1587 0,1587 49 49 km 17.74 7,4 × 1017 kg
17 XVII  Sycorax Sycorax 12179000 12.179.000 km 0.5224 0,5224 95 95 km 18.54 5,4 × 1018 kg
18 XVIII  Prospero Prospero 16256000 16.256.000 km 0.4448 0,4448 15 15 km 16.21 2,1 × 1016 kg
19 XIX  Setebos Setebos 17418000 17.418.000 km 0.5914 0,5914 15 15 km 16.21 2,1 × 1016 kg
20 XX  Stephano Stephano 8004000 8.004.000 km 0.2292 0,2292 10 10 km 15.6 6,0 × 1015 kg
21 XXI  Trinculo Trinculo 8504000 8.504.000 km 0.2200 0,2200 5 5 km 14.75 7,5 × 1014 kg
22 XXII  Francisco Francisco 4276000 4.276.000 km 0.146 0,146 11 11 km 15.13 1,3 × 1015 kg
23 XXIII  Margaret Margaret 14345000 14.345.000 km 0.661 0,661 5.5 5,5 km 15.1 1,0 × 1015 kg
24 XXIV  Ferdinand Ferdinand 20901000 20.901.000 km 0.368 0,368 6 6 km 15.13 1,3 × 1015 kg
25 XXV  Perdita Perdita 76420 76.420 km 0.0 0,0 40 40 km 17.4 4,0 × 1017 kg
26 XXVI  Mab Mab 97730 97.730 km 0.0 0,0 8 8 km 15.4 4,0 × 1015 kg
27 XXVII  Cupid Cupid 74800 74.800 km 0.0 0,0 6 6 km 15.12 1,2 × 1015 kg
Hide this area Ring system
Name Distance Width Thickness Mass Albedo
6 6 41837 41.837 km 1.5 1,5 km 0.015 0,015
5 5 42235 42.235 km 2 2 km 0.015 0,015
4 4 42571 42.571 km 2.5 2,5 km 0.015 0,015
Alpha Alpha 44718 44.718 km 410 4 - 10 km 0.015 0,015
Beta Beta 45661 45.661 km 511 5 - 11 km 0.015 0,015
Eta Eta 47176 47.176 km 1.6 1,6 km 0.015 0,015
Gamma Gamma 47626 47.626 km 14 1 - 4 km 0.015 0,015
Delta Delta 48303 48.303 km 37 3 - 7 km 0.015 0,015
Lambda Lambda 50024 50.024 km 2 2 km 0.015 0,015
Epsilon Epsilon 51149 51.149 km 2096 20 - 96 km 0.018 0,018
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File icon Gustav Holst: The Planets - Uranus: The Magician (84 kB)
 
File icon NASA Spacelink - Solar System Lithograph Set - Our Solar System
Lithograph number LG-2001-08-02-HQ (~ 3400 kB)
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Uranus
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Voyager Farewell Image
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Uranian System
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon Welcome to the Planets
Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
File icon A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System - The Nine Planets
© William A. Arnett
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