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  • Uranus And Neptune
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    Planet Comparison Report Uranus: Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel. He at first wanted to name the planet Sid us Georgi um which is latin for George's star after the king of England. Another astronomer Johann Bode advised Herschel against it and suggested instead that he use a name from Greco-Roman mythology like all other planets. So Uranus was given its name which is the father of Saturn. Uranus is one of the Jovian planets and like the others it has a short rotation period...
  • Neptune's Position
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    The Discovery of Neptune Neptune was discovered in September 1845. It was discovered by means of mathematics before being seen through a telescope. It began in 1843 when John Adams, a young English astronomer and mathematician, began working to find thew location of the unknown planet. Adams predicted the planed would be about 1.6 billion kilometres farther from the sun then Uranus. That's when he completed his work in September 1845. Also Urbain Leverriar, unknown to Adams, began working on the...
  • Known Rings Of Uranus
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    The Mysteries of Uranus Jeremy Colin Newell Hanover College Hanover, Indiana April 5, 2001 Astronomy 145! V Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe 2,870,990,000 km from the Sun, Uranus hangs on the wall of space as a mysterious blue green planet. With a mass of 8.683 e 25 kg and a diameter of 51,118 km at the equator, Uranus is the third largest planet in our solar system. It has been described as a planet that was slugged a few billion years ago by a large onrushing object, knocked down (never to ge...
  • Jupiter's Rings
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    The Jovian Planets Far beyond Earth in the solar nebula lies an ice belt and beyond that lay the four Jovian planets. They are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jovian means 'Jupiter- like' in which the rest of the jovian planets do coincide with the name. Uranus Neptune and Saturn, all carry the same traits as Jupiter. The jovian planets are large gas giants that contain mainly a thick atmosphere of Hydrogen and helium. These planets do not have solid surfaces, rather they just get denser wi...
  • Methane Gas In Uranus's Atmosphere
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    Because Uranus is the 7th planet from the sun, not only is it cold, but it's barely visible too. During the night the only way you can see it is through binoculars or telescope; sometimes on a clear night it's visible to the naked eye. Even from the planet it is dark. Only 15 moons are able to be seen, the rest is too dark to tell. Uranus was discovered with a telescope, by William Herschel. Uranus reaches a maximum brightness of magnitude 5.5 and can be seen by the naked eye as a faint point of...

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