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Uranus (mythology)

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Uranus was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. His equivalent in Roman mythology ... The most probable etymology traces the name to a Proto-Greek form .... but held to its place, and "th...

How did Uranus get its name? | Cool Cosmos

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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.

Name of Uranus - Universe Today

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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 ...

How did the planet Uranus get its name? | Reference.com

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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 ...

Uranus Used To Be Called the Schoolyard-Friendly Name George ...

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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 ...

How did Uranus get its name? - Wikianswers - Wikia

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Astronomer William Herschel is credited with the discovery of Uranus in 1781. He was using a...

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Oct 4, 2014 ... Hey guys, it's been a while since I have posted. This is due mostly to the hectic atmosphere that is Junior year. I finally had the time to make this ...

Uranus: Astronomy, Mythology, Astrology - Crystalinks

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Uranus is the only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek ... The blue ring is thought to get its color from being swept by a moon, which may ...

What's the history behind the planet Uranus getting its name from ...

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Dec 3, 2014 ... It was disputed and Herschel wanted to call it "George's Star" in honour of the British ... How did the planets get their names? What are the ...

The Names of the Moons and Their Meanings - FIEF.org

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Most of its many, many moons were names after his lovers. ... The story is that she eventually populated the country and is where we get "Europe. .... Titan Children of Gaea and Uranus, Titans were the masters of the earth before the ... Of course she did, and thus unleased all the world's evils, like hunger, sorrow, greed, et...

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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.
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Who Discovered Uranus (and How Do You Pronounce It)?

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Nov 30, 2012 ... Instead, Uranus was destined to cause snickers whenever someone says its name. ... How did Uranus get its name? The first six planets in the ...

Why did Herschel name his planet Uranus? - StarChild - NASA

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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" ...

How Uranus Got Its Name | Motherboard

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Mar 13, 2016 ... How Uranus Got Its Name ... reviled as a tyrant outside of Britain's borders, so the name did not sit right with scientists on an international level.