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Nine Planets: Uranus

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Uranus Just a small Uranus site with general information.

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Spring is no Picnic on Uranus

Do you like spring? It might be your favorite season. But if you lived on Uranus, spring would not be so great. It's very cold and stormy. Not exactly great weather to play in! The temperature can reach...more

An Overview of Uranus' Atmosphere

The plain bluegreen face of Uranus shows that Uranus is made of of only one thing. Beside clouds, there is also smog. Uranus' atmosphere is still forming. Motions in the cloud patterns indicate that, like...more

Uranus' Moons and Rings

Uranus has // Call the moon count function defined in the document head print_moon_count('uranus'); interesting moons and a ring system. At Uranus there is even a half ring, or "ring arc". The moons are...more

A Look at the Inside of Uranus

The Giant planets do not have the same kind of layers inside that the earth-like planets do. The history of the giant planets was so different that they formed with much more gas on the inside. Uranus...more

The Poles of Uranus

Uranus is the tilted planet. The axis through its North and South Poles is tilted by 98. In other words, Uranus is lying on its side! That's not all - the magnetic field of Uranus is tilted, too. Astronomers...more

A Look at the History of Uranus' Atmosphere

The giant planets have definitely changed since their formation. But how much remains to be seen. Most of the original air of the giant planets remains in place. (The earth-like planets lost most of their...more

Diffusion in Uranus Atmosphere

Uranus' atmosphere is made of methane, a medium sized molecule. At the uppermost reaches of the atmosphere, methane gas breaks apart due to energy from the sun and from the magnetosphere. The remins of...more

An Overview of Motions in Uranus' Atmosphere

Motion of air in the atmosphere means wind. The major winds in the Uranian atmosphere called zonal winds. Motion of air in the atmosphere can also happen by diffusion. There is a continual circulation...more

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