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Lassell ring


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William Lassell (1799—1880) astronomer

 

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A ring of Neptune, third in order from the planet, named after W. Lassell and formerly known as the Plateau ring. It is about 4000 km wide, spanning the gap between the Le Verrier ring 53 200 km from the planet's centre and the Arago ring, 57 600 km from the planet's centre.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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