Did you know that Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier was born today in 1811? He was a French mathematician. He is best known for helping to find the planet Neptune. Scientists noticed that there was something wrong with the planet Uranus’ orbit. Only using mathematical calculations, Urbain Le Verrier predicted where another planet could be found. He sent his prediction to Johann Gottfriend Galle, another scientist, who was able to immediately find Neptune in the night sky.
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The discovery of Neptune is also attributed to John Couch Adams.