Uranus
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Uranus is the first ice giant of the sol system and is also the least massive.

Fact List

System

System name: Sol
Region: Core
Allegiance: Solar Union

Planetary characteristics

Orbital Position: 7
Rotation Period: 17 hours
Year length: 84 years
Classification: Cryo SubJovian
Radius: 26,000 km
Mass: 8.68x1025 kg
Gravity: 0.9 g
Surface Area: 8.12x109 km2
Atmosphere:

  • ~82% Hydrogen (H2)
  • ~15% Helium (He)
  • ~2% Methane (CH4)
  • ~1% Hydrogen deuteride (HD)

Major Sattelites:

  • Titania
  • Oberon

History

Description

Uranus is a pale blue ice giant featuring 13 rings and over 30 natural satellites. Both Uranus and it's moons are composed largely of ices. It is most notable for it's extreme axial tilt of 98 degrees, almost parallel with the plane of it's orbit, and is the second least dense planet in the Solar system.