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8 outstanding images of the planet Uranus

April 11, 2011, 1:25 p.m.
Voyager 2's final image of Uranus

Photo: NASA

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Voyager 2's final image of Uranus

This photo, taken in 1986, was the final image released by NASA of Uranus before the spacecraft began its journey to Neptune. Uranus also has the distinction of being the only planet named after a god from Greek mythology, as opposed to Roman. In the 18th century, German astronomer Johann Bode suggested that the planet be named for the father of Saturn, as Saturn is named for the father of Jupiter. In 1850, the name Uranus became the universal tag for the planet.