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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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PLANET OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM SEEN

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(Fox News) – NASA on Thursday shared an image taken by the
James Webb Telescope showing the first-ever direct image of
a planet outside our
solar system. 

NASA says the exoplanet, HIP 65426 b, is a gas giant, meaning
it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable. The image
can be seen through different bands of infrared light.

Sasha Hinkley, associate professor of physics and astronomy
at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, who led the observations, called the images a "transformative moment, not
only for Webb but also for astronomy generally."
 

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The James Webb Space Telescope.


The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on 25 December
2021 on an
Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, and
arrived at the Sun–Earth
L2 Lagrange point in January 2022.

The telescope is the successor of the Hubble as NASA’s flagship
mission
in astrophysics.

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PLANET DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1846

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

Neptune, generally the eighth planet from the sun, was
postulated by the French astronomer Urbain-Jean-Joseph
Le Verrier, who calculated the approximate location of the
planet by studying gravity-induced disturbances in the
motions of Uranus. On September 23, 1846, Le Verrier
informed Galle of his findings, and the same night Galle
and his assistant Heinrich Louis d’Arrest identified
Neptune at their observatory in Berlin. Noting its movement
relative to background stars over 24 hours confirmed that it
was a planet.

The blue gas giant, which has a diameter four times that of
Earth, was named for the Roman god of the sea. It has eight
known moons, of which Triton is the largest, and a ring
system containing three bright and two dim rings. It completes
an orbit of the sun once every 165 years. In 1989, the U.S.
planetary spacecraft Voyager 2 was the first human
spacecraft to visit Neptune.

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1838 painting of the New Berlin Observatory.

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

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people on this
day in 79 AD. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.

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The above Photos of Plaster casts were made from actual victims trapped in the lava flows of the  ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy.      

        
       

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Florida City: Gary Davis cradles his chihuahua Boo Boo in front of
his mobile home in the Goldcoaster Mobile Home Park the morning
after Hurricane Andrew.

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Washington, DC, was invaded by British forces that set fire to the
White House and Capitol on this day in 1814.

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The United States Capitol depicted after the 1812 burning of WA. D.C.


An artists depiction of the White House ruins after the conflagration
of August 24, 1814
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The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the
International Astronomical Union on this day in 2006. Pluto’s
status was changed due to the IAU’s new rules for an object
qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three rules because
it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly round
shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps
the orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.

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On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours.

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It was on this day in 1989.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. turned 77 in April.

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