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    Uranus

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    Uranus 2,870,990,000 km (19.218 AU) from the Sun, Uranus hangs on the wall of space as a mysterious blue green planet. With a mass of 8.683e25 kg and a diameter of 51,118 km at the equator, Uranus is the third largest planet in our solar system. It has been described as a planet that was slugged a few billion years ago by a large onrushing object, knocked down (never to get up), and now proceeds to roll around an 84-year orbit on its belly. As the strangest of the Jovian planets, the description

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    Uranus

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    The bland aquamarine face of Uranus bears witness to the fact that Uranus is enshrouded in clouds. The planet appears to be blue-green because the atmosphere absorbs the, red wavelengths of the visible spectrum, . The uniformity of the planet's appearance confirms that the planet's atmosphere is composed almost solely of one element, methane gas. There is a preponderance of haze, composed of ethane and other hydrocarbon ices high in the stratosphere, and clouds of methane ice low in the troposphere

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    future exploration was not a simple choice. However, after much thought, I believe that the planet Uranus is the object in our solar system most worthy of future exploration. Uranus became my selection for two reasons; the first is that the planet has only been visited by human technology once in the form of the space probe Voyager 2, which took place nearly 30 years ago. The second is that Uranus is marked by a few unique properties, such as a rotational axis that is considered to be tipped on its

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    Planet Comparison Report Uranus: Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel. He at first wanted to name the planet Sidus Georgium which is latin for George’s star after the king of England. Another astronomer Johann Bode advised Herschel against it and suggested instead that he use a name from Greco-Roman mythology like all other planets. So Uranus was given its name which is the father of Saturn. Uranus is one of the Jovian planets and like the others it has a short rotation period.

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    Born in Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, it wasn’t until his was 30 when he discovered what his true passion was. One night while he was looking at the night sky with his sister Caroline, he discovered Uranus and several of moons around other gas giants. While he was alive, he compiled a catalogue of 2,500 celestial objects that are still being used in today’s society. While in his early life he mainly studied music with his sister. His sister, Caroline was the first women to discover a comet

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    Gas Giants Essay

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    being able to choose my topic for the project actually helped in galvanizing interest in it. Through this project, I learned a whole lot about the Jovian planets that fascinated me when I was a child. From gargantuan Jupiter, ringed Saturn, peculiar Uranus, and stormy Neptune, I learned many facts that I couldn’t discover outside of Earth Science. I learned many facts like how the Jovian planets got their colors, and whether or not Gas Giants are solely made of gas. I enjoy the fact that we are able

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    Terrestrial and Jovian Planets

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    Venus, Earth, and Mars. On the other hand, the jovian planets are composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. They generally have low densities, rapid rotation, deep atmospheres, rings, and numerous satellites. These planets include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The closest terrestrial planet to the sun is Mercury. Mercury is relatively small, and technically the eighth largest of all the planets. It is actually smaller in diameter than the moons Ganymede and Titan. Mercury has been visited

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    The Jovian Planets

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    The Jovian Planets Far beyond Earth in the solar nebula lies an ice belt and beyond that lay the four Jovian planets. They are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jovian means "Jupiter- like" in which the rest of the jovian planets do coincide with the name. Uranus Neptune and Saturn, all carry the same traits as Jupiter. The jovian planets are large gas giants that contain mainly a thick atmosphere of Hydrogen and helium. These planets do not have solid surfaces, rather they just get denser with

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    armstrong

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    Jupiter. The inner planets are Venus, Mercury, Mars, and Earth. These planets are also called terrestrial planets. The four outer planets are called gas giants because they are mostly comprised of gas and vapor. These planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. All planets mostly have a circular orbit that lie in the ecliptic plane. The solar system contains much smaller objects that orbit the Sun as well. The asteroid belt contains of rock and metal. The asteroid belt lies between Mars and

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    Planets and Solar System

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    light " (Grolier, 1992). The only planetary system that is known to man is our solar system. It is made up of nine planets which range in size and make-up. The nine major planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also many other minor planets which are also in our solar system, but they are unimportant compared to the nine major planets. In this paper I will discuss the planets and how they are each unique. Mercury which is

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    Gustav Holst

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    whistle. They knew of seven planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Not surprisingly, western music evolved with seven-tone scales. Music and astrology come together again in this suite devoted to the seven planets, though Uranus and Neptune have displaced the Sun and Moon. Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was apparently fascinated by various esoteric pursuits, such as astrology and Hindu philosophy, suggesting in particular a yearning to get to grips with matters of a spiritual

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    Neptune

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    Jupiter's hurricane-like storms. The largest spot, known as the Great Dark Spot, is about the size of the earth and is similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Neptune receives less than half as much sunlight as Uranus, but heat escaping from its interior makes Neptune slightly warmer than Uranus. The heat liberated may also be responsible for Neptune's stormier atmosphere, which exhibits the fastest winds seen on any planet in the solar system. Most of the winds there blow westward, opposite to the rotation

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    storm raced at an average of 745 miles per hour. Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been going on for years, but Great Dark Spot only went on for a short period of time. Pictures from the Hubble showed it disappeared in 1994. In 1980, Saturn Jupiter and Uranus were the only planets that had rings. Because of this, the wondered if Neptune had a ring. Scientists did tests with light of other stars that Neptune passed in its orbit to find if it had rings. They found out that Neptune actually did have rings

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    Uranus Research Paper

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    planets and how the planets were named? Discovering who found and named all of the planets in the universe might be a preposterous task, but discovering the founder of Uranus was simple. William Herschel, born in Hanover, Germany in 1738, is credited for discovering Uranus. Several people prior to Herschel had been able to see Uranus, but they thought it was a star. Herschel was the only one to think differently. He became so interested in the night sky that he made a better telescope that could see

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    A Few Greek Gods

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    the earth, which sometimes caused problems. The first god was the most powerful one until he had children. The first god is called Oranos or in some myths Uranus. He was the first ruler among the gods. Uranus was the heavens and Gaea was the earth and thus they were married. The couple gave birth to many different and odd children but Uranus was cruel to them. Then, Chronos was born as the youngest titan. Chronos dethroned his father and soon after married his sister, Rhea. He didn't want his

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    Mercury - The first fact that makes Mercury a unique planets is that Mercury has no moons or rings because of its low gravity and lack of atmosphere there is only one other planet in the hole solar system that has no moons. Second, Mercury is only the second hottest planet because Mercury has no atmosphere to keep heat in at night, thus it has the most extreme temperatures of all. Lastly, Mercury only turns very slowly on its axis, taking 59 days to complete the turn from day to night Venus- First

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    jupiter

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    moon Europa. We will be able to see if there is actually an ocean in that moon (National Geographic Jan 2000). Many scientist did not believe that it would make do to the gravity force which is 228 times that of Earth. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are known as the gas planet they do not have a solid surface. Jupiter is made up of 90% hydrogen and 10% helium(Gallant). This is very close to the composition of the primor...

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    The Solar System

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    The Solar System What are planets? Planets are kinda like asteroid around the sun. There are nine planets in the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth ( Our planet ), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The Terrestrial Planets The terrestrial planets are the four innermost planets in the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. They are called terrestrial because they have a compact, rocky surface like the Earth's. The planets, Venus, Earth, and Mars have significant atmospheres

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    Juhenn Elirt Budi wes burn on Hembarg, Girmeny un Jenaery 19, 1747. Hos fethir wes e mirchent end hos muthir steyid et humi woth hom end hos ioght yuangir bruthirs end sostirs. Budi nivir wint tu furmel schuul, bat hos fethir wes ditirmonid tu tiech hom huw tu bi e griet mirchent. Huwivir, Budi dodn’t went tu bicumi e mirchent. Hi wes viry ontiristid on methimetocs, giugrephy, end estrulugy. Hi dicodid tu gu egeonst whet hos fethir wes tiechong hom end parsai e ceriir on Astrulugy onstied. Whin Budi

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    Greek Influence in Finnegans Wake

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    Giambattista Vico. In the Greek creation myth (and also in Genesis), an unnammable god divided timeless and formless Chaos--"joepeter's gaseytotum" (FW, 426.21; 'Jupiter's gaseous universe,' L totum)-- into heaven and earth, the male Uranus and female Gaea. Uranus "the Rainmaker" (FW, 87.06) impregnates Gaea's clefts and rivervalleys with rainwater, spawning the powerful Titans, or the Giants, which are etymologically "sons of Earth." (NS, 13) Uranus's strongest son, Cronus (the Roman Saturn), murders

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