Planet Neptune

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A website about the planet Neptune

Named after the Roman god of the sea, Neptune is a gas giant which is visable to telescopic viewing. The existence of Neptune was mathmatically predicted by Urban Le Verrier in 1846 and was discovered on September 23, 1846 by James Challis with 1° of the position predicted by Le Verrier.

Today in Astronomy History
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May 27, 1933
Light from star Acturus falls on a photocell in the University of Illinois Observatory's annex and sends a signal to open the Chicago World's Fair.

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