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On This Day In Space! March 13, 1781: Uranus Discovered!


On March 13, 1781, Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series. (Space.com) More More

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Posted on 18 June 2018 | 9:47 pm | Google News

Today in History - WTOP


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In 1781, the seventh planet of the solar system, Uranus, was discovered by Sir William Herschel. In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis signed a measure allowing black slaves to enlist in the Confederate States Army with the promise they would ...

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Posted on 13 March 2018 | 6:29 am | Google News

Uranus discovery day: How was the planet spotted? - International Business Times, India Edition


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Uranus discovery day: How was the planet spotted?
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British astronomer William Herschel had discovered solar system's seventh planet — Uranus, 237 years ago, on March 13, 1781. However, the discovery was one of its kind as the ice giant was repeatedly mistaken as a star. After all, as Albert Einstein ...

Posted on 10 March 2018 | 5:42 am | Google News

What's Up in March: Many conjunctions as vernal equinox approaches - Press Herald


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What's Up in March: Many conjunctions as vernal equinox approaches
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The month of March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war, but it is also known as the guardian of agriculture and as an ancestor of the Roman people. March was also the first month of the ... It is also very dark and reflects even less sunlight than ...

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Posted on 25 February 2018 | 4:02 am | Google News

On This Day In Space! June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes 1st American Woman in Space - Space.com


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On This Day In Space! June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes 1st American Woman in Space
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Welcome to "On This Day ... in Space!" where we peer back in our archives to find historic moments in spaceflight and astronomy. So enjoy a blast from the past with Space.com's Hanneke Weitering to look back at what happened on this day in space!

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Posted on 4 January 2018 | 7:34 am | Google News

Moon and Uranus February 19 and 20 - EarthSky


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On February 19 and 20, 2018, the waxing crescent moon and planet Uranus both lie in front of the constellation Pisces the Fishes. It's best to look for Uranus when the moon is out of the way. Use the moon's location to identify the faint V of Pisces ...

Posted on 16 December 2017 | 10:07 pm | Google News

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