URANUS. BY ALEX . Uranus is the 7 th planet from the sun. What does Uranus look like??. Uranus is a massive ball of blue gas formed into a ball by the sun. It has been discovered that Uranus was hit by a meteorite and got turned on its side. . Uranus. Uranus’s moons.
Uranus had been observed on many occasions before its discovery as a planet, but it was generally mistaken for a star. The earliest recorded sighting was in 1690 when John Flamsteed observed the planet at least six times, cataloging it as 34 Tauri. The French astronomer Pierre Lemonnier observed Uranus at least twelve times between 1750 and 1769 including on four consecutive nights.
Sir William Herschel observed the planet on March 13, 1781 while in the garden of his house at 19 New King Street in the town of Bath, Somerset, England (now the Herschel Museum of Astronomy),] but initially reported it (on April 26, 1781) as a "comet".