Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, an amateur German astronomer living in England. More recently, astronomers found that Uranus is tilted 98° from the vertical, meaning that it orbits the Sun almost on its side. So for much of the 84-year-long journey, both poles face long periods of continuous daylight, followed by continuous night.

            Uranus’ relatively small, rocky core is surrounded by a slushy ocean of water with some ammonia. Its thick atmosphere is composed mainly of hydrogen.

            Uranus has a family of 11 faint rings, none more than 10 km wide, each made up of pitch-black blocks, measuring only a few metres deep. They circle Uranus’ equator.

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