Johann Gottfried Galle
(9 Jun 1812 - 10 Jul 1910)
Science Quotes by Johann Gottfried Galle (1 quote)
Sir,—The Planet [Neptune] whose position you marked out actually exists. On the day on which your letter reached me, I found a star of the eighth magnitude, which was not recorded in the excellent map designed by Dr. Bremiker, containing the twenty-first hour of the collection published by the Royal Academy of Berlin. The observation of the succeeding day showed it to be the Planet of which we were in quest.
— Johann Gottfried Galle
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