Planet Neptune

Welcome to Planet Neptune
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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April 24, 1967
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed in the Soyuz 1.

April 24, 1990
The Hubble Space Telescope is launched in the Space Shuttle Discovery.

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