Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Uranus-Pale Green Beauty of Solar System

The third largest planet in the solar system & seventh from Sun,Uranus looks like a pale greenish body when viewed from a large telescope.It is twice as far from Sun as Saturn & huge enough to accommodate sixty earths;but since it is so far away,it can barely be seen with the naked eye,except on very clear nights.Enveloped in a thick atmosphere of mainly hydrogen & helium,it has no solid surface & is mainly composed of various ices.It has a core of earth sized liquid rock.


Uranus has seventeen moons & also rings,which are dark & do not reflect light.It has the coldest atmosphere in the solar system,the minimum temperature dipping up to -224*.Internal heat is low.There are winds  raging at a speed of up to 370mp/h.

Being far out in space,Uranus takes 84 yrs to complete one orbit at a dizzy speed of 15,200 mph. It also rotates mighty fast--only 17 hrs 14 mts make it's day.Uranus is truly unique in one more respect-while all other planets orbit the Sun straight or slightly tilted like a spinning top;Uranus almost rolls along on it's side.If one pole faces the Sun,the other is turned away from it.As a result each pole gets 42 yrs of light followed by 42 yrs of darkness.




The Hindi name of Uranus is Arun though some also regard it as Rahu .According to astrology Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius .It bestows on Aquarians the qualities of individuality,unconventional thinking & revolutionary tendencies.
However some astrologers feel that it is too far off to have any effect upon humans.

If you liked this post you may like to read

http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-sun.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-home-planet-earth.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2012/12/planet-mercury.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2012/12/planet-venus.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2012/12/mars-red-planet.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2013/01/jupiter-king-of-planets.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2013/02/beautiful-planet-satuen.html
*http://jeeteraho.blogspot.com/2013/04/planet-neptuneor-ketu.html

Pics courtesy google search
Text courtesy Robin Kerrod




45 comments :

  1. Thank you Indi for the capsule on Solar system! So informative indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh wow...never knew half the facts in this post..these posts on planets are a revision of our science basics :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. The detail is lovely! Interesting, how our sky is full of celestial splendor....:)
    Thanks for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Panchali,it is interesting,peeping into these planets.

      Delete
  4. thanks for the info, my son is just learning about planets and im sure he'll like it too! will show this to him..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy to help,princess!
      Welcome to jeeteraho.

      Delete
  5. Great to have such info, Indu - but why postpone Libra? :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. u have that knack of picking up the imp bits and putting it forth in an intg way.

    ReplyDelete
  7. what a contrast in names Indu ji

    Arun meaning the sun --the life giver

    aur kahaa --RAHU jiske naam se hi dar lagta hai

    but then God has his own ideas----may be there is some underlying meaning to all this

    thanks for all this info Indu ji --frankly you have made it all very interesting to read and remember whereas the same thing written in a text book becomes very heavy reading and incomprehensible at times
    thaks onc again
    regards
    rajni

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Rajni Rahu is very scary,don't know which name is the right one,but on web mostly Arun gets the vote.
      Your comment is very pleasing,thanks a ton !!!!!!!!!!!
      Love n Hugs!

      Delete
  8. VERY NYC POST SO KNOWLEDGBLE AND INFORMATIVE. KEEP WRITING HAPPY WOMEN DAY PLZ READ MY POST @ http://cajitendrajain.blogspot.in/2013/03/woman.html#links

    ReplyDelete
  9. Just wanted to let you know I have given you one of those blogger awards.

    http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.in/2013/03/womens-day-liebster-awards.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. Replies
    1. Alka welcome to jeeteraho & thanks for visiting.

      Delete
  11. This was an informative article and yes...Uranus is one of the major importance as far as horoscopes are concerned...!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I do find the solar system and the "beyond" fascinating! What a lot of info :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meoww welcome here.I agree with you.

      Delete
  13. So chilly planet!
    Informative post Indu :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for sharing.It is very informative.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I always thought Arun means Sun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Arun does mean sun,but if you search Hindi name of Uranus then it is variously given as Indra,Arun(chrioteer of Sun God)& Rahu....very confusing,no ?

      Delete
  16. 42vears of day and darkness, woah! your this series is very informative and interesting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meenakshi aren't we lucky to have earth as our abode?

      Delete
  17. What an awesome post Indu. In Indian Astrology Uranus is not considered to have any impact on human life because of its distance from the Earth. When you talk of 84 years of orbitary revolution and 15,000 odd mph speed one gets a glimpse of God's vast canvas which humans are trying in vain to grapple. Indeed a very informative and interesting post

    ReplyDelete
  18. Welcome here Geetashree.You are right,study of astronomy is very humbling.
    Thanks for appreciating my post.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.I really happy to read this post, I was just imagine about it and you provided me the correct information I really bookmark it, for further reading, So thanks for sharing the information.
    Solar Energy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome here Solar Maxx-thanks a lot.

      Delete
  20. Thanks for sharing such informative post. It was really worth reading the post.
    __________________
    Solar Racking Manufacturers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Maria,
      Welcome to jeeteraho.I am glad you liked this post-thank you ever so much.

      Delete

I thrive on comments.Will you oblige ?