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Uranus - Wikipedia

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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...

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

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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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Who Discovered Uranus? - Universe Today

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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, ...

How Uranus Got Its Name | Motherboard

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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, ...

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 ...

Who is Uranus named after? | Reference.com

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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 a ...