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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. Close Bookmark … Continue reading

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March 13, 1781

On March 13, 1781, English astronomer, William Herschel, ran to his sister, Caroline Herschel, who was also an astronomer, and excitedly told her that he had just discovered Uranus. He babbled on how it was so big and gassy, it … Continue reading

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