Planet - Uranus

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May 26, 1969
Apollo 10 returns to Earth ending a successful dress rehearsal for landing a man on the Moon

May 26, 2002
Mars Odyssey find the first signs of large amounts of water ice on Mars

Welcome to Planet Uranus
A website about the planet Uranus

Named after the Greek god of the sky, Uranus is a gas giant which is visable to telescopic viewing. The Uranus was the first planet discovered in modern (non-classical) times by Sir William Herschel on March 13, 1781. It is also the first planet discover with a telescope as opposed to the naked eye.

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