Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 4 weeks ago

Could it be true? Even though Uranus has an extreme axial tilt angle, but it is way too far to the sun.?

Since it is way too far to the sun, it will always be very cold.

Under such kind of distance to sun, either direct solar or oblique solar angles basically won’t matter anymore (unlike the earth)

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It is true

    And what is more, Uranus has no internal heat source

    Therefore it is stone cold and the coldest Planet in the Solar System

    Even Pluto, 

    which actually has a Radioactive Core

    What scant Seasonal changes there are would be basically Chemical from What little sunshine it gets

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Uranus is a very cold planet. This is because of it's distance from the sun. The tilt of the planet has little or no effect on it's temperature at that distance.

    The vast majority of objects in space are very very cold. Uranus is the rule rather than the exception. It is only proximity to a star that makes an object hot.

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