25 Facts About Uranus You May Not Know

There’s much to know about the pale blue planet affectionally known as Uranus. For example, did you know that it was discovered in 1781 but had actually been seen many times before. Uranus’s original name was Georgian Sidus? Or that it needs about eighty-four Earth years to revolve around the sun? If you want to find out more then buckle your seat belt and take a ride with us, because these are 25 Facts About Uranus You May Not Know

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Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun, and has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the solar system.

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It’s not visible to the naked eye and was the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope.

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Uranus was officially discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781.

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William Herschel was born in Hanover, Germany. He moved to England in 1757 in order to pursue a career as a musician but after buying a book on astronomy he became interested only in watching the sky.

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Uranus is too dim to have been seen by the ancients. At first Herschel thought it was a comet, but several years later it was confirmed to be a planet.

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