Let’s Talk About Uranus

The sad story of a planet and the god for whom it was named

The seventh planet from the sun is named for the Greek god of the sky: Uranus. That seems appropriate since Uranus is indeed in the sky. And while you may go for months without even thinking about Uranus, the name and the planet actually have some interesting attributes, so for a moment please allow me to bend your ear and anything else that needs to be bent so we can take a look at Uranus.

First, the god. The god for whom Uranus was named had a rough life. According to Greek mythology, Uranus was called…



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