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Mona Evans
Mona Evans • 2 years ago

Johann Gottfried Galle (1812-1910). Based on the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier, Galle and his assistant Heinrich Louis d'Arrest at the Berlin Observatory found the planet Neptune. The orbit of Uranus wasn't quite fitting the expected one and Le Verrier thought it was because the gravity of an unknown planet was affecting it. (Portrait: Olga Radomsky) ©Mona Evans, "Neptune Facts for Kids" www.bellaonline.c...

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