URANUS. By Nick Towers. The Name. Uranus got its name from the god of the sky. Uranus means “father of the titans” in Greek Mythology. Discovery. First planet discovered in modern times. Discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781.
By Nick Towers
Mass: 8.683e25 kg
Volume: 68,330,000,000,000 km
Density: 1.27 g/cm
Gravity: 8.69 m/s
There are rings around Uranus , but they are very difficult to see. James Elliot, Edward Dunham, and Douglas Mink discovered it when Uranus passed in front of a star and was noticed that there were dips in the brightness.
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