Descriptive Astronomy 101
Uranus Study Guide

Who discovered Uranus?

What did the discoverer originally call Uranus?

If Uranus is visible to the naked eye, why was it not discovered sooner?

Describe what is odd about the axial rotation of Uranus?

What planetary event could possibly account for this axial rotation?

Describe the interior structure of Uranus.

What is odd about the magnetic field of Uranus?

List the major components in the atmosphere of Uranus.

How many bands have been identified in the atmosphere of Uranus?

How many rings does Uranus possess?

How many known moons does Uranus possess?

Which of the named moons is the largest?

How long does it take Uranus to complete one revolution?