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Le Verrier, Urbain

Line breaks: Ur¦bain Le Ver|rier
Pronunciation: /lə ˈvɛrɪeɪ
 
, lə vɛʀje/

Definition of Le Verrier, Urbain in English:

( 1811–77), French mathematician. His analysis of the motions of the planets suggested that an unknown body was disrupting the orbit of Uranus. Le Verrier prompted the German astronomer Johann Galle ( 1812–1910) to investigate, and the planet Neptune was discovered in 1846.

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