The Planet Neptune Information

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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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June 30, 1905
Albert Einstein publishes "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", where he introduces Special Relativity.

June 30, 1908
The great Tunguska impact in Siberia.

June 30, 1971
The Crew of Soyuz 11 is killed when a faulty valve leaks out their air supply.

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