What is the aphelion of Uranus?

What is the aphelion of Uranus?

Uranus travels in an elliptical orbit around the sun once every 84 Earth years. At its closest (perihelion), the distance to Uranus from the star is 1.7 billion miles (2.5 billion km); at its farthest (aphelion), 1.89 billion miles (3 billion km).

What is Uranus’s orbit speed?

Orbital parameters

Uranus Ratio (Uranus/Earth)
Mean orbital velocity (km/s) 6.80 0.228
Max. orbital velocity (km/s) 7.11 0.235
Min. orbital velocity (km/s) 6.49 0.222
Orbit inclination (deg) 0.770

What is the aphelion and perihelion of Jupiter?

At its closest, or perihelion, Jupiter lies 460 million miles (741 million km) from the star; at its farthest, or aphelion, it is 508 million miles (817 million km) away. On average, the distance to Jupiter is 484 million miles (778 million km).

How old is Uranus?

4.503 billion yearsUranus / Age
Uranus was formed at the same time as the rest of the Solar System, from a large spinning disk of gas and dust. Astronomers think that all this happened about 4.6 billion years ago! So Uranus is about 4.6 billion years old.

What type of planet is Uranus?

ice giant
Uranus is an ice giant. Most of its mass is a hot, dense fluid of “icy” materials – water, methane and ammonia – above a small rocky core.

What are the names of the 13 rings of Uranus?

In the order of increasing distance from the planet the 13 known rings are designated 1986U2R/ζ, 6, 5, 4, α, β, η, γ, δ, λ, ε, ν and μ. Their radii range from about 38,000 km for the 1986U2R/ζ ring to about 98,000 km for the μ ring. Additional faint dust bands and incomplete arcs may exist between the main rings.

What is the aphelion of Saturn?

At its farthest (aphelion), Saturn hovers 934 million miles (1.5 billion km) from the sun; at its closest (perihelion), the distance to Saturn from the sun is “only” 839 million miles (1.4 billion km). Such a distance means that Saturn’s temperature remains chilly year-round.

What Colour is Uranus?

blue-green color
Uranus gets its blue-green color from methane gas in the atmosphere. Sunlight passes through the atmosphere and is reflected back out by Uranus’ cloud tops. Methane gas absorbs the red portion of the light, resulting in a blue-green color.