Astrophysics (Index)About

Uranus

(second outer-most solar system planet)

Uranus is the second outer-most planet in the solar system. Characteristics:

Among the solar system planets, it is easily most similar to Neptune, with a slightly larger radius and a slightly smaller mass. Its moons include Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Oberon, Titania. It has a ring system, and within the solar system, only Saturn's are more extensive and were discovered earlier.

The only mission to fly near Uranus was Voyager 2 in 1986.


(planet,solar system)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~017AU~0lynearestUranus
~021AU~0lyfurthestUranus

Referenced by pages:
astronomical symbol
atmosphere
10199 Chariklo
equilibrium temperature (Teq)
giant planet
ice giant
Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO)
magnetic field
moment of inertia factor
moon
Neptune
obliquity
radiation belt
ring system
rotation period
supercritical fluid (SCF)
shepherd moon
solar day
super-Earth
superionic ice
Titius-Bode law
Voyager

Index