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Dwarf planets are round and orbit the Sun just like the eight major planets. But unlike planets, dwarf planets are not able to clear their orbital path so there are no similar objects at roughly the same distance from the Sun. A dwarf planet is much smaller than a planet (smaller even than Earth's moon), but it is not a moon. Pluto is the best known of the dwarf planets.

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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
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Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel
 
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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
HREF="../planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus">More on Uranus >>

Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel