PLANET DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1846

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Neptune, the 8th planet from the sun

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German observatory astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle (above) 
discovered the planet Neptune.
He was assisted by Urbain Jean
Joseph Le Verrier (below) a French
mathematician who specialized
in celestial mechanics. Neptune was named by Le Verrier after the
Roman mythological god of the sea.

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Urbain Le Verrier

  

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posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Astronomy,HISTORY,Science and have Comment (1)

One Response to “PLANET DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1846”

  1. Missy says:

    I can’t believe my family was living in Portland before Neptune was discovered …

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