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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