Astronomy @ BellaOnline Interested in learning about the wonders beyond the Earth's atmosphere? The astronomy site aims to furnish you with the information you need, whether it be the mysterious properties of black holes or the origins of the universe itself. en-us Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:37:00 EST 240 Astronomy @ BellaOnline Why it took so long to discover Uranus The sky is full of stars, and since prehistoric times humans have known of five nomads planets wandering among them. No individual discovered those planets, for they're there for all to see. So why was the sixth one now called Uranus not known until 1781? Sat, 2 Jun 2018 18:00:00 EST Moons of Uranus Facts for Kids William Herschel was the first person ever to discover a planet. In 1781 he discovered the planet which was named Uranus for the ancient Greek sky god. Although Uranus has at least 27 moons, most of them weren't discovered until the Space Age. Fri, 25 May 2018 16:00:00 EST Valentina Tereshkova - the First Spacewoman Three days orbiting Earth strapped into a space capsule so primitive that no one could land in it. So how did the cosmonaut get home? That's part of the story of the first woman in space, on a solo flight twenty years before NASA sent Sally Ride into orbit on a Space Shuttle. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:19 EST