Astronomer William Herschel first spotted Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in the late 1700s. What appeared to him as a featureless blue-green disk turned out to be a fascinating planet with at least twenty moons, eleven rings, and an unusual tilt. This book looks at the characteristics and exploration of Uranus, from NASA's Voyager 2 fly-by in 1986 to recent scientific discoveries.
About the Author
Award-winning author Melissa Stewart has written more than 50 science books for kids (and edited more than 200)! Her background in biology and journalism makes her perfect for bringing science to kids.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||A New Planet||5|
|Chapter 2||A Gas Giant||15|
|Chapter 3||Tipped on Its Side||21|
|Chapter 4||The Moons of Uranus||31|
|Chapter 5||Rings Around Uranus||43|
|To Find Out More||55|
|A Note on Sources||59|