Planet - Uranus

Today in Astronomy History
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April 18, 1756
French astronomer, Jacques Cassini, dies. Jacques Cassini compiled the first tables for the moons of Saturn in 1716.

April 18, 1955
Albert Einstein dies at Princeton, New Jersy

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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