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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August 2, 1880
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is officially adopted by Parliament in the UK.

August 2, 1971
A small meteorite falls through the roof of a farm building, in Havero, Finland.

August 2, 1989
Tthe Voyager Imaging Team discovers the Neptunian moon, Despina.

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