1. Uranus was originally called "George's Star" (Georgium Sidus).
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  2. The summer in Uranus is
    42 years long.
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  3. Uranus has the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of -371.56 °F (−224 °C).
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  4. Uranus' axis of rotation is tilted sideways, so its north and south poles lie where most other planets have their equators.
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  5. 63 Earths can fit inside Uranus.
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  6. Uranus is the third-largest planet in the Solar System.
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  7. Uranus orbits the Sun at a distance of about 2.8 billion km (1.7 billion mi) and completes one orbit every 84 years.
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  8. Uranus was the first planet discovered with a telescope.
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  9. The wind speeds
    on Uranus
    can reach
    560 mph (900 km/h).
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  10. Uranus rotates sideways and "rolls" around the sun rather than "spinning" like the other planets.
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  11. Neptune was mathematically predicted before it was directly observed, based on the orbit of Uranus.
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  12. There's a moon named Cupid that orbits Uranus.
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  13. The chemical element Uranium, discovered in 1789, was named after the newly discovered planet Uranus.
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  14. Uranus' moons are named after characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
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  15. Uranus
    has only
    two seasons:
    Summer and Winter.
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  16. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one.
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  17. Our exploration of Uranus has been entirely through the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1985 and 86, with no other visits currently planned.
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  18. The surface gravities of Venus, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all quite similar (within 15%) to Earth's.
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  19. In Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, Uranus is literally translated as the "sky king star."
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  20. Uranus is the only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek mythology, the Latinized version of the Greek god of the sky Ouranos.
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