Monday, December 12, 2011

Uranus

1. How long is a year on Uranus? A year on Uranus is the same as (equivalent) to 84 earth years
2. How many hours shorter is a day on Uranus than a day on earth?7 hours
3. Describe the discovery and naming of Uranus.
Uranus was named Georgium Sidus(the georgian star)after the English king, George III. after it was renamed Uranus to match the names of the other planets.
4. Uranus was the first planet to be discovered by.....(a) the unaided eye
5.Who was Uranus in mythology? Ouranos was the god of the sky and husband of Gaia(mother Earth)
6. What do you think is the most interesting thing about Uranus?The mythology about Ouranos being the god of the sky and Gaia being mother earth

1 comment:

Miss Szymanik said...

Hi Shawn

You have written a highly informative blog post about Uranus. It was a long time since I learnt about the planets and you have taught me a lot. I like all the interesting facts you have included, especially the fact about who discovered Uranus and how it got its name. Keep up the good work!