Discoveries

Describe the discoveries of Ceres, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and the techniques involved

The discovery of these planets and dwarf planets took place over a number of years. Each used a different method to intially discover the object.

 

Read on to find out about the discoveries of

 

Data

Object

Discoverer

Year

Method of Discovery

Ceres

Piazzi

1801

Telescope

Uranus

Hershel

1781

Telescope

Neptune

Adams, Le Verrier, d'Arrest, Galle

1846

Mathematics

Pluto

Tombaugh

1930

Photography

 

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