Geocache coordinates: 47.6049, -122.5512
Distance from the Sun: 1,788,000,000 mi
Diameter: 31,520 mi
Modeled distance from the Sun: 10,330 feet
Modeled diameter: 2.2 inches
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and the only planet that rolls like a ball. Uranus’ moons are all named after Shakespearean characters, and only one spacecraft has flown by Uranus – the Voyager 2 back in 1986.
In our model, Uranus has been shrunk down to 2 inches in diameter, just about the size of a pool ball. Remember that Earth in our model is a small marble!
Uranus is a gas giant, although unlike Jupiter and Saturn that are made up primarily of hydrogen and helium, Uranus is made up of various ices like water, ammonia, and methane.