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Where did the planet Uranus get its name?

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Where did the planet Uranus get its name?

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Uranus is the 7th planet in our solar system counting outwards from the Sun. It is so far out in our solar system that it takes 84 years to make one full orbit of the Sun. Uranus is classified as a gas giant, and is the third largest planet in our solar system behind Saturn, and Jupiter.

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In 1781 Uranus became the first planet in our solar system discovered since ancient times. The previously discovered planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars,...

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Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

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