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  1. Uranus was the son and mate of Gaia the father of Cronus (Saturn) and of the Cyclopes and Titans (predecessors of the Olympian gods). (Web site)
  2. Uranus was the father of the three giant creatures with hundred hands and fifty heads, Briareus, Cottus and Gyges. (Web site)
  3. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and the third largest (by diameter). (Web site)
  4. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and is the third largest in the solar system.
  5. Uranus was the first new planet discovered by telescope (1781), by a German musician who became Britain's leading astronomer, William Herschel.


  1. Uranus is tipped on its side, with a rotation axis in nearly the same plane as its orbit. (Web site)


  1. Okeanus(outer sea) Eldest of the Titans, child of Uranus and Gaea (Heaven and Earth).


  1. Before the hour of birth came, Uranus and Ge sent Rhea to Lyctos in Crete, requesting her to bring up her child there. (Web site)
  2. Uranus and Gaea, who came to personify Heaven and Earth, also gave birth to the Cyclopes, one-eyed giants who made thunderbolts. (Web site)
  3. Whence it is called Drepane, (9) the sacred nurse of the Phaeacians; and thus the Phaeacians themselves are by birth of the blood of Uranus. (Web site)


  1. Furious, Gaia made overtures to the Titans to overthrow Uranus, to which only Cronus (the youngest) would listen.
  2. She conspired with her youngest son, Cronus, to overthrow Uranus (Hesiod, Theogony 116-187, 233-239, 459-497, 820-822, 881-885; Apollodorus 1.1.1-5). (Web site)
  3. They helped him overthrow and castrate Uranus, but Cronus then placed them back in Tartarus, where they remained, guarded by Campe, until freed by Zeus.


  1. In appearance they were ugly, bat-winged, serpent-haired creatures born of the blood of Uranus when he was mutilated by the sickle of Cronus. (Web site)
  2. Uranus moved into Pisces and on that day, whether it was good, bad, or ugly, U.S. President Bush decided to invade Iraq. (Web site)


  1. Ariel is the brightest and one of the largest of the 18 moons of Uranus. (Web site)

Night Sky

  1. In 1781, English astronomer William Herschel detected Uranus in the night sky, but he thought it was a comet.


  1. Ninety-three irregular satellites have been discovered since 1997, orbiting all four of the giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune). (Web site)
  2. Others, namely Boscovich, Lexell, Lalande and Méchain, obtained the same result, and confirmed that Uranus was orbiting the sun beyond Saturn's orbit.
  3. Chiron is orbiting between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus with an orbital period of 51 years. (Web site)


  1. He then drew forth a steel sickle, fashioned by his mother and mutilated Uranus, casting the bleeding genitals into the sea. (Web site)


  1. Although technically visible unaided in pollution -free skies, Uranus and Vesta require binoculars for practical observation. (Web site)
  2. Although technically visible unaided in pollution-free skies, Uranus and Vesta require binoculars for practical observation.
  3. Jupiter and Uranus are close together and can be seen near each other in a pair of binoculars (spotters map here).


  1. Although Uranus is one of the giant planets, it is smaller and has a different chemical composition than Saturn and Jupiter. (Web site)
  2. Uranus is one of the smaller gas giants in our solar system, but it is still large enough to hold 64 planets the size of Earth. (Web site)


  1. Uranus is sometime bright enough to be seen but is only around magnitude 5.6 at its brightest. (Web site)
  2. Uranus has a northern polar star, Sabik (η Ophiuchi), a magnitude 2.4 star.
  3. The faintest object the human eye can see is magnitude 6, about the brightness of the planet Uranus. (Web site)


  1. The object, which was initially thought to be a comet, turned out to be a new planet outside Saturn's orbit, and was named Uranus. (Web site)
  2. Amateur astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus, although he at first mistakes it for a comet. (Web site)
  3. In 1977, astronomer Charles Kowal discovered Chiron, a comet located between Saturn and Uranus. (Web site)


  1. Neptune is smaller in diameter but larger in mass than Uranus. (Web site)


  1. Themis, like so many other Greek divinities, takes the place of a more ancient deity of the same name who was a daughter of Uranus and Ga.


  1. She gave birth to the immense Atlas who carried Uranus (Sky) on his shoulders, as well as Menoetius, Prometheus (forethought) and Epimetheus (afterthought). (Web site)


  1. Son of Earth and Heaven (Uranus) ruler of the universe in the Golden Age. (Web site)
  2. Uranus became ruler of the universe after marrying his mother, Gaea.
  3. They revolted against Uranus and made Cronus the ruler of the world, later to be defeted by his son Zeus. (Web site)


  1. The gas giant planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all known to have rings. (Web site)
  2. Like the other gas planets, Uranus has rings. (Web site)


  1. In later tradition, four Muses were recognised: Thelxinoe, Aoede, Arche, and Melete, said to be daughters of Zeus and Plusia (or of Uranus).
  2. Themis is one of the daughters of Uranus and Gaia.
  3. Titans are the giant sons and daughters of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). (Web site)


  1. Atlas (grandson of Uranus and Gea) had a daughter named Taygete; she and Zeus had Lacedaemon as son, and this had Danae as grand-niece.
  2. Tales of Aphrodite's origins vary: Hesiod says she was born from the severed genitals of Uranus, while Homer describes her as the daughter of Zeus and Dione.
  3. According to Hesiod, she was the daughter of Gaea fertilized by the blood spilled from Uranus when Cronus castrated him. (Web site)


  1. As it heads towards conjunction in March, Uranus appears lower in the sky with each successive night. (Web site)


  1. In mythology, Cronus castrated his father, Uranus, with a sickle at the urging of his mother, Gaia, to usurp him.
  2. His mother was Gaia, and his father was Uranus, whom Cronus envied. (Web site)
  3. Themis: Titan goddess of laws of physical phenomena; daughter of Uranus; mother of Prometheus.


  1. One version says that Uranus was aghast at the sight of his offspring so he hid them away in Tartarus, which are the bowels of the earth. (Web site)
  2. Most were offspring of Echidna and Typhon, though others are descended from Uranus and other monsters.


  1. Uranus had been observed on many occasions before its discovery as a planet, but it was generally mistaken for a star. (Web site)
  2. Kepler's work, and the discovery since that time of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, have invalidated the Pythagorean idea.
  3. Aquarius has been traditionally ruled by the planet Saturn, and, since its discovery, Uranus has been considered a modern ruler of this sign.


  1. Before its discovery only seven major planets were known to astronomers, the furthest from the sun being Uranus.
  2. Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led astronomers to deduce the gravitational perturbation of an unknown planet.
  3. Astronomers discover rings around Uranus, making Saturn no longer the only planet with rings.


  1. Saturn, along with Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, is classified as a gas giant. (Web site)
  2. In Greek mythology, Porphyrion was a giant, one of the sons of Uranus and Gaia.
  3. Uranus: Seventh planet from the Sun, a gas giant or Jovian planet. (Web site)


  1. She gave birth to Uranus (the heavens), and together they conceived giants, cyclopses, and titans. (Web site)
  2. Cyclops are a breed of giants, born of Uranus and Gaia, and prop up in several myths. (Web site)
  3. The four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, have rings. (Web site)


  1. Pausanias records a tradition of two generations of Muses; the first being daughters of Uranus and Gaia, the second of Zeus and Mnemosyne. (Web site)
  2. This titaness was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the mother of the Muses by Zeus.
  3. Uranus imprisoned them inside Gaia, but Cronus released them and they joined the side of Zeus in the tenth year of the Titanomachy. (Web site)


  1. Titan In Greek mythology, the Titans were the 12 sons of Ge and Uranus.
  2. The defeat of Uranus by his son Cronus (a Titan) freed the Cyclopes for a time, but Cronus was a paranoid ruler.
  3. In Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan, a daughter of Uranus and Ge, and the mother of Leto and Asteria by her brother Coeus. (Web site)


  1. Uranus is approaching its December 2007 equinox, when the Sun will shine directly over the equator. (Web site)
  2. Uranus is nevertheless hotter at its equator than at its poles. (Web site)

South Pole

  1. The ends of the axis mark the north and south poles of Uranus, just as Earth's axis marks the North Pole and the South Pole on Earth. (Web site)
  2. When Voyager 2 flew by Uranus in 1986, the north pole was in darkness, and the Sun was almost directly overhead at the south pole.

Solar System

  1. Since the invention of the telescope, three more planets have been discovered in our solar system: Uranus (1781), Neptune (1846), and Pluto (1930).
  2. Journey to the outer reaches of the solar system and discover what scientists have learned about Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
  3. The gas giants are the large outer planets of our Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (but not tiny, rocky Pluto). (Web site)


  1. Something out there beyond the farthest reaches of the known solar system seems to be tugging at Uranus and Neptune. (Web site)

Lowest Temperature

  1. The lowest temperature recorded in Uranus' tropopause is 49 K, making Uranus the coldest planet in the Solar System, colder than Neptune. (Web site)


  1. To Diodorus, Uranus was the first king, and not really a god at all. (Web site)
  2. Although Uranus may have been worshipped as a god by earlier inhabitants of Greece, he was never an object of worship by the Greeks of the historical period.


  1. By this convention, Venus, Uranus, and Pluto have a retrograde rotation, or a rotation that is in the opposite direction from the other planets. (Web site)
  2. Uranus - is west of Venus (about 28 degrees) in Aquarius.
  3. Being ruled by Uranus, the higher octave of Venus, the ruler of music, the pituitary body is influenced by music and harmony which set it into vibration. (Web site)


  1. The older, Urania, is the daugher of Uranus; the younger is named Pandemos, and is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. (Web site)
  2. His fame was crowned by the discovery of a new planet, named Uranus after Urania, the muse of astronomy and geometry. (Web site)

Nine Muses

  1. She is a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the mother of the nine Muses by Zeus, her nephew.
  2. MNEMOSYNE, the daughter of Uranus and Ga, was the goddess of Memory and the mother of the nine Muses.


  1. Titan in Greek mythology, any of the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth) and their descendants.
  2. She has helped her son to overthrow her husband, Uranus, so all her children will be free, but she is not even thanked by Cronus. (Web site)
  3. One of a family of giants, the children of Uranus and Gaea, who sought to rule heaven and were overthrown and supplanted by the family of Zeus. (Web site)

Natal Chart

  1. In your natal chart, Neptunes house position is more important than his sign position because, like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, he is a slow planet. (Web site)


  1. Peirce - United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880) Benjamin Peirce 2.

John Herschel

  1. John Herschel, whose father discovered Uranus, began the practice of naming satellites of Uranus for characters from the plays of William Shakespeare. (Web site)


  1. The highest cliff in the solar system may be Verona Rupes, an approximately 20 km (12 mile) high fault scarp on Miranda, a moon of Uranus.
  2. The albedo of Earth is 0.36, that of the Moon is 0.07 and that of Uranus is 0.93.
  3. The name is from the moon of Uranus, Oberon. (Web site)


  1. In 1977, during the occultation of SAO158687 by Uranus, observers at Naini Tal detected the ring system around this planet.
  2. The discovery was serendipitous; they planned to use the occultation of the star SAO 158687 by Uranus to study the planet's atmosphere. (Web site)


  1. Gaea, in Greek mythology, the earth; daughter of Chaos, mother and wife of both Uranus (the sky) and Pontus (the sea). (Web site)
  2. She asked him to castrate Uranus, thus severing the union between the Earth and Sky, and also to prevent more monstrous offspring. (Web site)
  3. She gave birth to Pontus (the Sea) and Uranus (the Sky). (Web site)


  1. Neptune, like its twin, Uranus, has an atmosphere composed of hydrogen, helium, methane, and ammonia.
  2. Judging by the colour of its atmosphere, it is likely that the sky of Uranus is greenish-blue.


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