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13/03/1781 British astronomer William Herschel discovers Uranus

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The Day William Herschel Discovered Uranus

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The Discovery of Uranus (Astronomy)

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Uranus New Discovery and Interesting Facts

He was a musician, not a professional astronomer. But astronomy was his favorite hobby. In 1781 Herschel was looking for double stars and noticed an object appearing as a disk. He originally thought it was a comet. Later Russian Academician Anders Lexell computed the orbit and found it to be planetary.
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