Did you know that in 1977, astronomers confirmed that the planet Uranus has rings like the planet Saturn? The planet Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel. In his notes he mentioned that he suspected that there was a ring around the planet. However, no other scientists at the time said they saw any rings. Unlike Saturn, the rings around Uranus are very dark and faint; scientists needed more advanced telescopes to be able to clearly see the rings around Uranus. So far, scientists have been able to identify 13 separate rings. Scientists think that the rings may have been formed when former moons around Uranus crashed into each other.
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