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.

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Object Discoverer Year Method
Ceres Piazzi 1801 Telescope
Uranus Hershel 1781 Telescope
Neptune Adams, Le Verrier, d'Arrest, Galle 1846 Mathematics
Pluto Tombaugh 1930 Photography