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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September 2, 1752
The British Calendar Act of 1751 decrees that the day after September 2, 1752 shall be September 14, 1752, as Britain converts from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.

September 2, 1764
English Astronomer Royal, Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, dies.

September 2, 1804
Karl Harding discovers the 3rd ever asteroid which is named Juno, after Jupiter's wife.

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