Seventh planet from the Sun
- The planet is named after the ancient Greek deity of the sky Uranus.
- It has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System.
- Though visible to the naked eye, it is not considered by ancient observers because of its dimness and slow orbit.
- It was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781.
- It is the first planet discovered with a telescope.
- The planet has a ring system, a magnetosphere, and numerous moons.
- Voyager 2 images showed that it as a virtually featureless planet in visible light without the cloud bands or storms associated with the other giants.
- It has 27 known natural satellites.
- Names for these satellites are chosen from characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
- In astrology, the planet Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius.