The planet Uranus was the first planet discovered that was not known in ancient times, the furthest known at the time (1781), and was named for the Greek god of the heavens and sky.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary
radius and ... Uranus's atmosphere is similar to Jupiter's and Saturn's in its
primary ... Uranus is the onl...
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.
Nov 30, 2012 ... How did Uranus get its name? The first six planets in the ... Astronomer William
Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. Credit: Smithsonian ...
Apr 26, 2016 ... How did Uranus get its name? Uranus is named after the ancient Greek god of
the sky, who was the father of Kronos (Saturn in Roman ...
Herschel did not name the planet Uranus, he called it "the Georgium Sidus" (the
Georgian Planet) in honor of King George III of England. The name "Uranus" ...
Aug 19, 2015 ... The seventh planet from our sun gets a lot of flack for its name, but the ice giant
Uranus wasn't always called that. For nearly 70 years after it ...
Mar 13, 2016 ... For some reason, Bode was a pretty big fan of the name Uranus, and not just for
... While Bode surely did not intend to burden the planet with ...
Uranus derives its name from the ancient Greek god of the sky. Because it was
discovered thousands of years after the six planets closer to Earth, its name ...
When the planet was first discovered to be a planet and not a star by William
Herschel in 1781, he named after King George as George's Star still. Herschel