Asaph Hall

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United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)


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16 What did Gulliver's Travels famously describe in fiction in 1726 that were discovered in fact by Asaph Hall in 1877?
His highly competent and very readable explanation of the observatory's scientific accomplishments ranges across the administrative and bureaucratic elements in its history and provides strikingly humanistic portraits of some of the key and colorful scientific figures that were involved, such as Maury Simon Newcomb, and Asaph Hall.
THE two moons of Mars - Phoebus and Deimos - were discovered in 1877 by the astronomer Asaph Hall from the US Naval Observatory's site in Foggy Bottom, so the ancient Greeks could not have known of them (Page 24, August 26).