PLANET DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1846

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New images released this week from NASA’s James Webb
Space Telescope are revealing Neptune, and the planet’s
hard-to-detect rings, in a fresh light.

German astronomer Johann Gottfried (below) Galle discovered
the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.

An 1838 view of the Berlin Observatory
(“The New Observatory in Berlin,” 1838)

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Johann Gottfried Galle
(9 June 1812 – 10 July 1910)

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