Uranus

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Planet Uranus.png
Uranus : Sol VII
SystemSol
TypePlanet
ClassificationIce Giant
HabitableNo
AffiliationUEE
LocationOrbits Sol (star)
Natural Satellites5
Equatorial Radius25,559 km (Real)
2,555.9 km (Ingame Scale)
Gravity0.886G
Sidereal Rotation17.23992 SEH
Axial Tilt97.77°
Density1.27 g/cm³
Tidally LockedNo
Orbital Period30,688.5 SED
Orbital Speed6.80 km/s
Orbital Radius19.2184 AU (Real)
1.92184 AU (Ingame Scale)
Orbital Eccentricity0.046381
Aphelion20.11 AU (Real)
2.011 AU (Ingame Scale)
Perihelion18.33 AU (Real)
1.833 AU (Ingame Scale)
Inclination1.02°
View on Ark Starmap

Uranus (Sol VII) is an ice giant in Sol System that has an unusual lopsided magnetic field due to a dramatic tilt of its axis that places its north and south poles where most other planets have their equator.[1]

Atmospheric Composition

Uranus' atmosphere is primarily composed of Hydrogen with some Helium.

Chemical Formula Full Name Amount
H2 Hydrogen 83%
He Helium 15%
CH4 Methane 2.3%
HD Hydrogen Deuteride 0.009%
H2S Hydrogen Sulfide Trace
NH3 Ammonia Ice Crystals
H2O Water Ice Crystals
NH4SH Ammonium Hydrosulfide Ice Crystals
4CH4·23H2O Methane Hydrate Ice Crystals

Natural Satellites

Miranda

Miranda is one of the smallest objects in the Sol System known to be in hydrostatic equilibrium. Its extreme and varied topography includes the Verona Rupes, which features the tallest cliff in the system.

Ariel

The surface of this moon is crisscrossed by an extensive network of scarps, canyons and ridges. Scientists speculate some of these canyons were carved out by liquid ammonia, methane or carbon monoxide.

Umbriel

This moon's name has its roots in the Latin word "umbra", which means shadow. An appropriate reference considering Umbriel is the darkest of all Uranian moons.

Titania

Titania is Uranus' largest moon. Enormous canyons and scarps cut through its surface. Scientists believe they were created after an interior expansion occurred during the moon's evolution.

Oberon

Uranus' second largest moon was named after a mythical faery king from a famous 16th century play. Its surface is covered in impact craters and appears red in color due to space weathering.

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