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Asaph Hall

1829 - 1907

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Asaph Hall III (October 15, 1829 – November 22, 1907) was an American astronomer who is best known for having discovered the two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, in 1877. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asaph Hall has received more than 125,482 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Asaph Hall is the 46th most popular astronomer (down from 43rd in 2019), the 719th most popular biography from United States (down from 660th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Astronomer.

Asaph Hall is most famous for discovering the moons of Mars.

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Among astronomers, Asaph Hall ranks 46 out of 531Before him are Charles Greeley Abbot, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Simon Marius, Arthur Eddington, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and James Bradley. After him are Fritz Zwicky, Clyde Tombaugh, Ferdinand Verbiest, Johann Palisa, Jérôme Lalande, and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille.

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Among people born in 1829, Asaph Hall ranks 8Before him are Geronimo, Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, Chester A. Arthur, and John Everett Millais. After him are Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, Theodor Billroth, Alfred Brehm, Anselm Feuerbach, and William Booth. Among people deceased in 1907, Asaph Hall ranks 12Before him are Henri Moissan, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, and Robert I, Duke of Parma. After him are Giosuè Carducci, Joseph Joachim, Marcellin Berthelot, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Jean Casimir-Perier, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Asaph Hall ranks 719 out of 18,182Before him are James Rainwater (1917), Wes Craven (1939), John Goodman (1952), William Saroyan (1908), Billy Graham (1918), and Maya Angelou (1928). After him are Les Paul (1915), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Omar Bradley (1893), Robert McNamara (1916), Dolly Parton (1946), and Leon Cooper (1930).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Asaph Hall ranks 8Before him are Carl Sagan (1934), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), and Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868). After him are Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Vera Rubin (1928), Percival Lowell (1855), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Lewis A. Swift (1820), and Edward Emerson Barnard (1857).