Usage examples for uranus

  1. Perhaps it was more like their native world that way, for they lived underground even on Uranus. – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  2. First of all, I said, there was that greatest of all lies, in high places, which the poet told about Uranus, and which was a bad lie too,- I mean what Hesiod says that Uranus did, and how Cronus retaliated on him. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  3. As the data of Leverrier and Adams stand at present, there is a discrepancy between the predicted and the true distance, and in some other elements of the planet; it remains therefore, for these or future astronomers to reconcile theory with fact, or perhaps, as in the case of Uranus, to make the new planet the means of leading to yet greater discoveries. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  4. The dim form of Uranus was better defined than I had previously seen it, but no marking of any kind was perceptible. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  5. The mean radius of their orbit corresponds to a span of 1, 000 millions of miles, so that those orbs are sometimes as close to each other as Jupiter is to the Sun, and never so far distant as Uranus. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  6. When Uranus was found old records of stellar observations were ransacked with the object of discovering whether it had ever been unwittingly seen before. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  7. Uranus is denser than Jupiter, which it ought not to be. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  8. In less than two years he reached a definite conclusion; and in October, 1845, he wrote to the astronomer- royal, at Greenwich, Professor Airy, saying that the perturbations of Uranus could be explained by assuming the existence of an outer planet, which he reckoned was now situated in a specified latitude and longitude. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  9. " Mr. Oberfield," he said, unexpectedly formal and official, " you may chart our course for Uranus." – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  10. Could this planet be inside the orbit of Uranus? – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  11. The idle people who are in the habit of being bored must find time even longer upon Uranus than upon our little Earth, where the days pass so rapidly. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  12. If after the lapse of years the tables formed from a combination of numerous observations should be still inadequate to represent the motions of Uranus, the discrepancies may reveal the existence, nay, even the mass and orbit of a body placed for ever beyond the sphere of vision. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  13. Directly to its right floated a sleek, shining Uranus- Jupiter passenger- ship whose bows had been smashed in by a meteor. – The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton
  14. So Neptune was discovered by the effect it had upon the observed movements of Uranus. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  15. Certain perturbations were observed in the movements of the planet Uranus: that is to say, its orbit was found not to correspond exactly with what it should be when calculated according to the known influences of the bodies then known to astronomers. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  16. His first published papers directed attention to his wonderful powers; and the official head of astronomy in France, the famous Arago, suggested to him the unexplained perturbations of Uranus as a worthy object for his fresh and well- armed vigor. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  17. Out on Uranus they had almost none, and so Venus, with its very heavy clouds that filtered the sunlight, was one of the few planets where a Uranian could live. – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  18. Neptune and Uranus are each far vaster than Earth; they are utterly impossible for life as we know it, but a small colony might be established there to refine metals for the distant Earth. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell