November 5, 1781

On November 5, 1781, around eight months after discovering the seventh planet, astrologer William Herschel was able to determine that Uranus is so big that you could fit 63 Earths inside it. That’s how big Uranus is. It’s huge.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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