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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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October 24, 1601
Tycho Brahe dies.

October 24, 1851
William Lassell discovers Uranus's moons Umbriel and Ariel.

October 24, 1851
William Lassell discovers the Uranian moons: Ariel and Umbriel.

October 24, 1995
Total solar eclipse in Soutern and Southwestern Asia (2 minutes, 9 seconds)

October 24, 1998
NASA launches Deep Space 1

October 24, 2004
Cassini Imaging Team discovers the Saturnian moon, Polydeuces.

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