What Is The Temperature On Uranus?


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James Kent Profile
James Kent answered
When we think of the planet Uranus, we think of a freezing cold, rolling blue ball in space. The average temperature of the planet is approximately minus 360 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 216 degrees Celsius - brrrrrrr, that sure is one freezing-cold environment! It is officially the coldest planet in the solar system as it gives off more heat than it absorbs from the sun.

Some interesting facts about the blue planet are that it is the seventh planet in the solar system and it’s the third largest in diameter. The reason that the planet is blue in colour is due to the large amounts of methane in the atmosphere. The gases on the planet are primarily hydrogen, with smaller amounts of helium and very small amounts of methane.

Uranus is unique from the other planets as it is turned over on its side, whereas the other planets do not have as much of a tilt. If viewed they look similar to spinning tops as they go around the Sun, but Uranus resembles a ball rolling on its side. You don’t need a telescope to view the rolling blue ball either, as it’s possible to see the planet without a telescope. Of course, you need to be able to know exactly where to look and will need extremely dark skies - perhaps use a pair of binoculars just in case!

Another interesting fact is that there has only been one visit to the planet. NASA’s Voyager 2 brushed past Uranus in January 1986 on the way to Neptune. It did take thousands of photographs which are the only ones that are viewed and there are no plans to send any more spacecraft to it. Poor Uranus - it is compared to a boring blue ball which has only been ‘papped’ once.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
The planet Uranus is formed mainly of gas and various kinds of ices and the surface temperature on the clouds of gases covering it is -218 degree Celsius.

The atmosphere of Uranus is comprised of about eighty-three per cent hydrogen, fifteen per cent helium and two per cent of methane. It also has some traces of acetylene. But the interior of the planet is rich in heavier elements and they are mostly the compounds of oxygen, carbon and nitrogen.

Uranus is the seventh planet on the planetary system that revolves around the sun and is the third largest in diameter. In terms of mass the rank of this planet is the fourth.

It was William Herschel who in the year 1781 discovered this planet and it is also the first planet to be discovered in the modern times.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It can get to -340 F in Uranus
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It ranges from night to day. It doesnt really matter if it is winter or summer because uranus is so far from the sun. During the day it is usually around 353 F
Traci Delaney Profile
Traci Delaney answered
Well you could always use a rectal thermometer to get a valid reading.

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