The Discoveries of Pluto, Neptune, Uranus and Ceres

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Who discovered Uranus and when?

Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel.

How did he discover it?

He was using a homemade telescope in his garden and noticed that something that he originally thought was a comet appeared as a small disc. Subsequent observations allowed Herschel to determine the orbit of Uranus which he had now deduced to a planet.

How was Ceres discovered?

Ceres was classified as an asteroid when it was discovered. It was the first asteroid to be discovered by Piazza. He had noticed a faint star had moved…


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