9 Fun Facts about Uranus

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Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the first to be discovered by scientists. We have 9 fun facts about Uranus for you.


1
Uranus was originally called "George's Star" (Georgium Sidus).

2
The summer in Uranus is 42 years long.

3
Uranus has the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of -371.56 °F (−224 °C).

4
63 Earths can fit inside Uranus.

5
Uranus has only two seasons: Summer and Winter.

6
The wind speeds on Uranus can reach 560 mph (900 km/h).

7
Uranus rotates sideways and "rolls" around the sun rather than "spinning" like the other planets.

8
There's a moon named Cupid that orbits Uranus.

9
Scientists do not yet understand exactly what causes Uranus rings or exactly what they consist of.