Urbain Le Verrier, French astronomer

Urbain Le Verrier, French astronomer

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Caption: Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier (1811-1877), French astronomer and mathematician. Le Verrier predicted the existence of the planet Neptune when he deduced that irregularities in the orbit of Uranus were due to the gravitational effect of an unknown planet. He calculated the mass and orbit of the supposed planet, and, in 1846, sent a prediction of its position to Johann Galle in Berlin, who found it almost immediately. Le Verrier was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society (1846), and Gold Medals by the Royal Astronomical Society (1868 and 1876).

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