Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. One of its most unusual features is its axial tilt of 98 degrees. Effectively, Uranus is lying on its side.

The planet was discovered by William Herschel in 1781 and was named after the Ancient Greek god of the sky.

Uranus in "Before the Beginning"[edit | edit source]

The collision which caused Uranus to lay on its side was one of the few recordings of astronomical events made by the time-viewer that was quite popular without much editing.[1]

Uranus in "Designated Hitter"[edit | edit source]

The Confederacy of Sentient Beings broadcast their first messages to Earth from a starting point somewhere around the orbit of Uranus.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Futureshocks, p. 94.
  2. Departures, p. 181-182.
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