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Unformatted text preview: very faint. The interesting thing is that the rings of Uranus are vertical. Uranus has at least 27 moons. One unique moon that Uranus has is Miranda, which has many ridges and wrinkles on it that suggest heavy volcanic activity. The peculiar thing about Uranus is that it seems to be tipped over. It rotates sideways and with the vertical rings, it has the appearance that at one time something tipped it over on its side. (scep10.edu) Uranus was actually the first planet to be discovered by modern astronomy. William Herschel discovered it, while systematically searching the sky with his telescope on March 13, 1781. It had actually been seen many times before but ignored as simply another star. Uranus has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2 on Jan 24 1986. Reference: http://www.answers.com/topic/uranus http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/uranus/uranus.html (image)...
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