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Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm Line breaks: Fried|rich Wil|helm Bes¦sel
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛs(ə)l/

Definition of Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm in English:

(1784–1846), German astronomer and mathematician. He determined the positions of some 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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