希腊神话第一代神王Ouranos, 天空，天父，通常认为来自PIE*uers, 下雨，词源同urine. 对应地母Gaia，词源同geology. 后用于命名1780年新发现的行星，即天王星。
- first planet discovered that was not known in ancient times, named for the god of Heaven, husband of Gaia, the Earth, from Latin Uranus, from Greek Ouranos literally "heaven, the sky;" in Greek cosmology, the god who personifies the heavens, father of the titans.
The planet was discovered and identified as such in 1781 by Sir William Herschel (it had been observed before, but mistaken for a star; in 1690 John Flamsteed cataloged it as 34 Tauri); Herschel proposed calling it Georgium Sidus, literally "George's Star," in honour of his patron, King George III of England.
I cannot but wish to take this opportunity of expressing my sense of gratitude, by giving the name of Georgium Sidus ... to a star which (with respect to us) first began to shine under His auspicious reign. [Sir William Herschel, 1783]
The planet was known in English in 1780s as the Georgian Planet; French astronomers began calling Herschel, and ultimately German astronomer Johann Bode proposed Uranus as in conformity with other planet names. However, the name didn't come into common usage until c. 1850.
- 1. Uranus is unusual because it is tilted.
- 2. New discoveries about Uranus excited planetary astronomers in 1977.
- 3. Let us test Kepler's third law for the orbit of uranus compared with that of earth.
- 4. When it comes to Uranus, you can never accurately predict the outcome.
- 当它来到天王星, 你永远也不能准确地预言结果.
- 5. Still , with Uranus you never know - you could have very surprisingly good news.
- 你对天王星还完全不知道 ― ―你可能会有一个惊喜的好消息.
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