Who discovered Neptune?

raman   December 17, 2011   Comments Off on Who discovered Neptune?

Neptune is considered as the eighth and last planet of our solar system. It was discovered on Sep 23, 1846. Neptune was the first mathematical prediction. It was a hard work of three people together,  Urbain Le Verrier, a French mathematician, Johann Galle, a German astronomer and John Couch Adams, a British mathematician. However, John Adams  predicted the existence and position of Neptune whereas Johann Gall used the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier to know where to look.

Neptune1 Discovered by Urbain Le Verrier

Neptune2 Discovered by Johann Galle

Neptune3 Discovered by John Couch Adams