Uranus is the seventh of nine planets in our solar system and is one of the outer "ice giant" planets. Uranus spins sideways and "rolls" in its orbit around the sun. Uranus is best viewed in summer and is in the constellation Aries currently.
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Uranus has 13 faint rings - the brightest 4 are visible below.
Rings listed are in order of distance from Uranus.
Uranus' atmosphere is virtually featureless, save for aurorae and the occasional cloud.
Uranus has 27 known moons, with Titania being the largest. The largest three moons are shown - for information on all 27 moons, see Moons of Uranus.
Planet sizes are to relative scale.
diameter = 4.0
gravity = 0.89
radiation = 65
surface pressure =
solar irradiance = 0.003
day = 0.72
year = 83.7
sun distance = 19.2
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