Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary
radius and .... Uranus is named after the ancient Greek deity of the sky Uranus (
Ancient Greek: Οὐρα...
Nov 30, 2012 ... Astronomer William Herschel discovered the seventh planet in 1781, but his
choice for a name was rejected. Instead, Uranus was destined to ...
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" ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Nov 4, 2016 ... If you've got really good eyesight and amazingly dark skies, you can see Uranus
without a telescope. It's only possible with the right conditions, ...
Mar 13, 2016 ... You have to feel a little bit sorry for Uranus. When William Herschel discovered
this curious ice giant exactly 235 years ago, on March 13, 1781, ...
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 ...
The planet Uranus is named after the god Ouranos, or Uranus, from ancient
Greek mythology. Uranus is the only planet in the solar system to be named after