Planet - Uranus

Today in Astronomy History
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March 27, 1969
NASA launches Mariner 7 to Mars.

March 27, 1996
The spacecraft, NEAR, photographs Comet Hyakutake.

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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