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Uranus' moon Ariel (white dot) and its shadow (black dot) were caught crossing the face of Uranus in

Uranus is the only giant planet whose equator is nearly at right angles to its orbit. A collision with an Earth-sized object may explain Uranus' unique tilt. Nearly a twin in size to Neptune, Uranus has more methane in its mainly hydrogen and helium atmosphere than Jupiter or Saturn. Methane gives Uranus its bluetint.
Featured Mission : Voyager 2
Most of what we know about Uranuscame from Voyager 2's flyby in 1986.The spacecraft discovered 10 additional moons and several rings before heading on to Neptune.
Just the Facts
Metric | English | Scientific Notation
Orbit Size (semi-major axis): 2,870,658,186 km
Mean Radius: 25,362 km
Volume: 68,334,355,695,584 km 3
Mass: 86,810,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg

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