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Can people live on Uranus?

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Uranus does not support life because it has strong gravity and tremendously cold temperatures. There is in addition energy from lightning and ultraviolet light. Uranus is also made of ethane, methane and other complicated gases. Know More

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Uranus does not support life because it has strong gravity and tremendously cold temperatures. There is in addition energy from lightning and ultraviolet light. Uranus is also made of ethane, methane and other complicated gases.Learn more about Planets

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