Location and Orbit
The Atmosphere and
Interior and Physical Structure
Moons and Rings
Missions to Uranus
History and Timeline
References & Links
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1) Uranus. What was he god of?
A) The earth
B) Primordial chaos
C) The sky
D) The ocean
2) Who was Uranus's only man-made visitor?
A) Pioneer 10
B) Pioneer 11
C) Voyager 1
D) Voyager 2
3) What best describes Uranus's hue?
C) nile green
4) At last count, how many moons does Uranus have?
5) When were Uranus's rings discovered?
6) In 1787, how did the German astronomer William Herschel start a scientific controversy?
A) He wanted to name the moons after figures from English literature.
B) He wanted to name Uranus "Herschelia".
C) He wanted to name the moons after French philosophers.
D) He wanted to name Uranus "Barvaria".
7) After hydrogen and helium, what is the next most common element in Uranus's atmosphere?
B) Carbon Dioxide
8) Why can Uranus be called "The Upside-Down World"?
A) Uranus's rotational axis is almost parallel to the ecliptic.
B) Gravity is inversed around its poles.
C) It orbits around the sun in a direction different than the other planets.
D) Passing by, the visiting spacecraft was forced to take upside-down pictures.
9) A visiting space probe couldn't map Uranus's inner magnetosphere. What doesn't contribute to this complexity?
A) Neptune's magnetosphere
B) Movement of internal conducive fluid
C) Uranus's moons
D) Saturn's moon Triton
10) What did Uranus's orbital wobbles help to prove?
A) the existance of its conical magnetosphere
B) the existance of Neptune
C) the existance of the moon Triton
D) the existance of Jupiter's rings
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