Both Earth and Uranus are spherical, orbit the sun and tilt on their axes. Though the time to orbit the sun by the Earth is a year, it takes Uranus 84 Earth years to do the same.Know More
Both planets have magnetospheres and both have natural satellites. Though Earth's one satellite is the moon, as of 2014, Uranus has 27 moons. Among them are Oberon, Titania, Miranda, Ariel and Umbriel.
Because Uranus and Earth tilt on their axes, both planets to experience seasons. However, with its axial tilt of about 23.5 degrees, Earth's seasons are fairly mild and very brief compared to Uranus'. Seasons on Uranus can last 21 years, and the planet is subject to violent storms that are the size of continents. This is because Uranus, with an axial tilt of nearly 98 degrees, is basically spinning on its side.
Both Earth and Uranus have atmospheres. However, Earth's atmosphere is made up of oxygen, nitrogen and other gases, while Uranus' atmosphere is largely made up of hydrogen, helium and methane ice.
Both planets are also the only ones not named after Roman gods. Earth's name is Old English in origin, while Uranus is named after the Greek sky god Ouranos.Learn more about Planets
The oval path that the Earth takes around the sun is called an elliptical orbit. The elliptical orbit was introduced to the world through the work of Johannes Kepler.Full Answer >
The main reason planets in the solar system can be seen from Earth is because they reflect light from the sun. The light reflected off of the five closest planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, can be seen from the Earth with the naked eye.Full Answer >
When the Earth makes an orbit around the sun, NASA refers to it as a revolution. It takes Earth 365.25 days to make a complete revolution around the sun.Full Answer >
Of the planets in the solar system, Neptune is the farthest away from Earth. Depending on where each planet is in its orbit, Neptune is between 2.7 and 2.9 billion miles away from Earth.Full Answer >