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Two moons of Uranus discovered

Two moons of Uranus discovered

11 January, 1787

On 11th January 1787, British astronomer William Herschel discovered two moons of the planet Uranus, Titania and Oberon. Herschel is also known for the discovery of Enceladus, a moon of planet Saturn.

Incidentally, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus though he originally thought it was a star. After consultation with other astronomers, he arrived at the conclusion that it was a planet beyond the orbit of Saturn and named it Georgian star.

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