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Significant Dates for Uranus

Post  yan.justin98 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:24 pm

Significant Dates

* 1781: Astronomer William Herschel discovers Uranus.
* 1787-1851: Four Uranian moons are discovered and named Titania, Oberon, Ariel, and Umbriel.
* 1948: Another moon, Miranda, is discovered.
* 1977: Scientists discover nine faint rings of Uranus while observing a distant star pass behind the planet.
* 1986: Voyager 2 discovers 10 moons and two additional rings during its historic flyby.
* 1997-2005: Astronomers discover more tiny moons.
* 2003-2005: The Hubble Space Telescope images two delicate rings far from the planet, and two new moons.
* 2007: Uranus reaches equinox.
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