Urbain Le Verrier Quotes: This Success Permits Us To Hope That

This Success Permits Us To Hope That After Thirty Or Forty Years Of Observation On The New Planet [Neptune], We May Employ It, In Its Turn, For The Discovery Of The One Following It In Its Order Of Distances From The Sun. Thus, At Least, We Should Unhappily Soon Fall Among Bodies Invisible By Reason Of Their Immense Distance, But Whose Orbits Might Yet Be Traced In A Succession Of Ages, With The Greatest Exactness, By The Theory Of Secular Inequalities.
[Following The Success Of The Confirmation Of The Existence Of The Planet Neptune, He Considered The Possibility Of The Discovery Of A Yet Further Planet.]
— Urbain Le Verrier —

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