Planet - Uranus

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October 9, 1604
Supernova 1604, known as "Kepler's Nova", is sighted in the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.

October 9, 1933
A great unpredicted meteor shower is seen from Europe and surprises astronomers. A Harvard astronomer, Dr. W.J. Fisher, identifies the Comet Giacobini-Zinner as the source.

October 9, 1992
A 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, parked in Peekskill, NY, is hit by a 13 kg meteorite.

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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