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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. " 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
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