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Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm

Pronunciation: /ˈbesəl/
(1784–1846), German astronomer and mathematician. He determined the positions of about 75,000 stars, obtained accurate measurements of stellar distances, and, following a study of the orbit of Uranus, predicted the existence of an eighth planet.

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Syllabification: Bes·sel, Friedrich Wilhelm

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