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Our Solar System : Planet Uranus

1. Uranus, named after the father of the – Roman god Saturn

2. British astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus accidentally on – March 13, 1781

3. Uranus is the seventh planet in the – Solar System and third of the gas giants

4. Uranus is the coldest planet in the – Solar system

5. It is the third largest planet by – Diameter

6. Uranus rotates on its axis once every – 17 hours and 14 minutes

7. It takes Uranus 84 Earth days to orbit the – Sun

8. Uranus wind speeds can reach up to – 900 km per hour

9. The mass of Uranus is about 14.5 times the mass of – Earth

10. Uranus is often referred to as the – Ice giant

11. Uranus is the second least dense planet in the – Solar system

12. Uranus has 13 presently known – Rings

13. Distance from Sun – 2,877,000,000 km

14. Uranus has an atmosphere which is mostly made up of – Hydrogen and Helium, with a small amount of Methane

15. Uranus has – 27 Moons

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