Anniversary of Uranus

It has been 238 years since we discovered the planet now known as Uranus.

Uranus was discovered on March 13, 1781, by William Herschel. He discovered the planet by looking at the stars with his self-built telescope.

The planet Uranus is 1.784 billion miles from the Sun, it is 2.6 billion kilometers from the planet Earth.

Uranus has 27 moons. The moons are divided in three groups, 13 inner moons, 5 major moons, and 9 irregular moons.

The orbital period of the planet is 84 years. A day at Uranus is 17 hours and 14 minutes.

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