Outline of Uranus

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Uranus:

Uranus – seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System. Uranus is similar in composition to Neptune, and both have different bulk chemical composition from that of the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. For this reason, scientists often classify Uranus and Neptune as "ice giants" to distinguish them from the gas giants. Uranus's atmosphere is similar to Jupiter's and Saturn's in its primary composition of hydrogen and helium, but it contains more "ices" such as water, ammonia, and methane, along with traces of other hydrocarbons. It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (−224.2 °C), and has a complex, layered cloud structure with water thought to make up the lowest clouds and methane the uppermost layer of clouds. The interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ice and rock.

Classification of Uranus[edit]

Location of Uranus[edit]

Movement of Uranus[edit]

Features of Uranus[edit]

Natural satellites of Uranus[edit]

Inner moons of Uranus[edit]

Large moons of Uranus[edit]

Irregular moons of Uranus[edit]

History of Uranus[edit]

History of Uranus

Exploration of Uranus[edit]

Exploration of Uranus

Flyby missions to explore Uranus[edit]

Future of Uranus exploration[edit]

Proposed missions to explore Uranus[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

  • Uranus at European Space Agency
  • NASA's Uranus fact sheet
  • Uranus Profile at NASA's Solar System Exploration site
  • Planets – Uranus A kid's guide to Uranus.
  • Uranus at Jet Propulsion Laboratory's planetary photojournal. (photos)
  • Voyager at Uranus (photos)
  • Uranus (Astronomy Cast homepage) (blog)
  • Uranian system montage (photo)
  • Gray, Meghan; Merrifield, Michael (2010). "Uranus". Sixty Symbols. Brady Haran for the University of Nottingham.