Why the moons of Uranus are named after characters in Shakespeare | Public Radio International

There are constellations and planets christened after Greek and Roman gods. The craters on Mercury are artists and musicians, like Bach, John LennonĀ and Disney. And the moons of the planet Uranus — there are, impressively, 27 altogether — have literary ties — 25 of them relate to characters in Shakespeare’s plays.

Interesting story about the many moons of Uranus, and some other celestial bodies.

Source: Why the moons of Uranus are named after characters in Shakespeare | Public Radio International

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