The Romans named the five planets closest to the Sun after their most important gods. These were the only planets that were bright enough for them to see.
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Astronomer William Herschel is credited with the discovery of
It was disputed and Herschel wanted to call it "George's Star" in honour of the
British monarch. Other
The five planets visible by eye could be seen by ancient civilizations. They were
recorded by ... It's the only planet whose name is derived from Greek rather than
Roman ... What's the history behind the planet
Although Neptune wasn't discovered until 1846, "Neptune" had actually been ...
Back in the 1780s when
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