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# Uranus Statistics

Planetary Symbol: Name in Roman/Greek Mythology: Uranus/Uranus 51,488 km (32,000 miles) 17.24 hrs (retrograde?) 86.8x10^24 kilograms (14.5 x Earth's) 84 years 1,270 kg/m^3 98o (or 82o?) 2.7 billion km (1.7 billion miles) 8.69 m/s^2 (0.89 x Earth's) 3 billion km (1.87 billion miles) -200o C ( -328o F) 19.19 AU (Earth=1 AU) 73K 2.57 billion km (1.6 billion miles) known moons, faint rings

Comparative Planetary Statistics -- in table form

Comparative Orbital Statistics -- in table form

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