There are thirteen rings surrounding the planet Uranus. Ten of the rings were first discovered by Australian astronomers in 1977. In 1986, technological advances allowed the space craft Voyager II to identify the other three rings encircling the planet.Know More
The rings are broken up into two distinct sets. The inner rings are dark, narrow and can be much more difficult to see. The outer set of rings are much farther from the planet, much brighter and more distinct.
In order from closest distance to farthest, the names of the rings are Zeta, 6, 5, 4, Alpha, Beta, Eta, Gamma, Delta, Lambda, Epislon, Nu and Mu.Learn more about Planets
A day on the planet Uranus is 17 hours, 14 minutes and 24 seconds long, according to About.com. One year is equivalent to 84.3 Earth years. Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and is located 1.79 billion miles from it.Full Answer >
The planet Uranus is named after the god Ouranos, or Uranus, from ancient Greek mythology. Uranus is the only planet in the solar system to be named after a god from Greek mythology rather than from Roman mythology.Full Answer >
The circumference of the planet Uranus at its equator is 99,018.1 miles, or about four times the circumference of Earth. Its mass is approximately 15 times that of Earth, but Earth is four times more dense.Full Answer >
As of 2015, the planet Uranus cannot support life as it is known on Earth. However, it is not impossible for this ice giant to sustain other life forms that can withstand its harsh environmental conditions, which are vastly different from those on Earth.Full Answer >