Father of the Titans in Greek mythology.
You must be cautious approaching Uranus since as least 11 rings and 20 moons encircle it.
Whether it is summer or winter, the surface temperature is consistently minus 385 degrees F.
One of the great mysteries of our Solar System is that Uranus is the only planet "tipped on it's side." Why do you think it is tipped?
In 1781, Uranus became the first planet to be discovered with the aid of a telescope.
Distance from the Sun 1.78 Billion Miles
Sunlight Arrives In 2.7 Hours
Length of the Year 84 Earth Years
Length of Its Day 17.9 Earth Hours
1.24 Miles to Neptune
1.10 Miles to Saturn
Erected 2001 by Mt. Vernon Solar Tourist Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
Location. 41° 56.519′ N, 91° 27.058′ W. Marker is near Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in Linn County. Marker is on West Mount Vernon Road, 0.1 miles south of Irish Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Abbe (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Lincoln Highway (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Old Military Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Seedling Mile (approx. 3.2 miles away); Linn County Seedling Mile (approx. 3.4 miles away); History of Our Town Lisbon, Iowa (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Vernon.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.