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    The Discovery of The Planet Uranus

    Published: April 02, 2019

    Uranus is the 7th planet of the solar system.

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    The Discovery of The Planet Uranus

    • 1. The Discovery Of The Planet Uranus The Discovery of The Planet Uranus
    • 2. The Discovery Of The Planet Uranus Uranus is the 7th planet of the solar system. Uranus was named after the sky god Uranos in Greek mythology.
    • 3. How Was it Discovered? How Was it Discovered? In 1781, Uranus was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel. Herschel continued his work with a telescope made of cardboard and tin can when dealing with astronomy.
    • 4. How Was it Discovered? He tried to buy a larger reflective telescope in London but could not get it because of his financial situation. He was observing the sky with a telescope reflecting objects with a focal length of 6 meters. So he decided to make a telescope.
    • 5. How Was it Discovered? During his observations, he saw a dull object that was not included in the star maps, and interpreted it as a comet, which was quite distant at first. For four days, he constantly looked for the object and realized that he had moved. With this discovery, he was presented with the Copley medal award in 1781.
    • 6. Atmosphere Of Uranüs The atmosphere of Uranus is almost smooth and has a cloudless structure. The temperature in the upper atmosphere layers of Uranus was determined to be -218 ° C. The Uranus atmosphere consists of 82.5% hydrogen and 15.2% helium. Ammonia and water ratio in the Uranus atmosphere is almost negligible.
    • 7. Atmosphere Of Uranüs The rotation axis of Uranus has a slope of 98 °. The inclination angle greater than 90 ° indicates that the Uranus rotates in the opposite direction about its axis. Scientists link this strange slope angle observed in Uranus to a collision with another, larger planet during its formation.
    • 8. Features of Uranus Features of Uranus Uranus completes a revolution around the Sun in 84 years. The distance to the sun is about 2.842.400.000 km. The mass of Uranus is 15 times the world mass and 100 times its volume.
    • 9. Features of Uranus There are 10 thin, sharp and dark rings surrounding Uranus. The rings are all composed of dark rock-like pieces of about 1 m in diameter. Circles around it rotate vertically together with Uranus.
    • 10. Features of Uranus Uranus is one of the planets with very high reflectivity of light. Similar to a blue disc when viewed from a large telescope. Some research has shown that the planet consists of very light elements. Uranus has 27 known satellites.