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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October 9, 1604
Supernova 1604, known as "Kepler's Nova", is sighted in the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.

October 9, 1933
A great unpredicted meteor shower is seen from Europe and surprises astronomers. A Harvard astronomer, Dr. W.J. Fisher, identifies the Comet Giacobini-Zinner as the source.

October 9, 1992
A 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, parked in Peekskill, NY, is hit by a 13 kg meteorite.

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