Understanding about Uranus
Name: kkathy mix
Date: 1993 - 1999
Is there life on Uranus.?
Is there any new info. about Uranus?
Is there any water on Uranus?
How close can we get to Uranus?
How close can Uranus get to the Sun?
Life on Uranus? No one knows for sure. But if there is it would be very
different from any life found on Earth, because the conditions are so different
on the two planets.
The Voyager spacecraft provided a great deal of data on Uranus. I imagine that
scientists are still working on understanding it.
A couple of my astronomy texts speculate that Uranus has a rocky core which is
covered by a very deep ocean of liquid water.
I assume that, in asking how close we can get to Uranus, when you say "we" you
mean "the Earth". At closest approach, Earth and Uranus are about 1.69 billion
miles, or 2.72 billion kilometers, apart. This is over 18 times as far as the
distance between Earth and the Sun. Uranus is VERY far away!
At its closest, Uranus is about 1.78 billion miles, or 2.87 billion kilometers,
from the Sun.
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