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Uranus is a planet in our solar system with the following traits:

Size: 31,500 miles wide (50,700 km)

Location in Solar System: 7th planet from the sun

Distance from Sun: 1.78 billion miles (2.86 billion km)

Year (length of revolution around sun): 84 years (earth time)

Day (length of rotation): 17 hours (earth time)

Landscape: One of our solar system's gas giants, Uranus is tilted on its side compared to the other plants. A small rock core at its center is surrounded by molten hydrogen, helium, methane and water. The methane in its atmosphere accounts for its blue color.

Moons: 17 moons

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.