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Happy Birthday Neptune

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Summary

Documentary highlighting how relatively little astronomers and scientists have learned about Neptune. The planet completes one solar orbit on July 12 for the first time since its discovery in 1846, and experts have only been able to study it with advanced telescopic equipment for 40 years, a single Neptunian season. However, the programme speculates that Galileo may have spotted the ice giant 200 years earlier than generally thought, and forensic studies of his work set out to reveal the extent of his knowledge.

Cast & Crew

Producer Elisabeth Tuohy

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