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Astonishing facts about the planet in the bull’s eye, Uranus
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Astonishing facts about the planet in the bull’s eye, Uranus

One of the oddest and least understood planets in the Solar System, Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. This planet, four times the size of Earth, has lengthy years and short days. With more than 60 times the volume and around 15 times the mass of Earth, it is a blue-green "gas giant." It has an atmosphere with a top gravity that is 11% weaker than Earth's because it has a lower density than Earth. The planet's equatorial diameter is approximately 31,800 miles (51,100 km). There are two sets of rings encircling Uranus. The Hubble Space Telescope found a collection of inner rings that mainly consists of narrow, black bands and two farther-off rings, including a reddish inner ring and a blue outer ring. But in our world, that is merely the elevator pitch. Let's delve a bit...