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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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April 1, 374
Halley's Comet approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth.

April 1, 1764
One of the most famous racehorses was named "Eclipse" because it was born at the time of the annular eclipse. The Eclipse Awards, named after that horse, are given in the U.S to thoroughbred champions.

April 1, 1976
British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore told listeners of BBC Radio 2 that unique alignment of Jupiter and Pluto would result in an upward gravitational pull making people lighter at precisely 9:47 a.m. that day. He invited his audience to jump in the air and experience a temporary floating sensation.

April 1, 1997
Comet Hale-Bopp reaches perihelion.

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