Rotation: It spins on its axis one time every 17 hours.
Surface: The planet does not have solid surface.
Atmosphere: The atmosphere of holds hydrogen (83 percent), helium (15 percent), and methane (2 percent). Methane is what gives Uranus its blue-green color.
–350° F (–210° C).Escape velocity: To escape the gravity, you need to travel 47,600 miles (76,600 km) per hour, compared to 25,000 miles (40,200 km) per hour necessary to escape Earth’s gravity.
Other information: Discovered by William Herschel in 1781, Uranus is encircled by 11 narrow rings.
The planet’s five largest moons are: Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon, and Miranda. There are at least 22 smaller moons.
Uranus is the planet tipped on its side. Uranus spins more like a barrel on its side than a top. This strange tilt may be the result of a collision with another body that tipped Uranus on its side.
In mythology, Uranus was the father of Saturn and grandfather of Jupiter.