Latest News About Neptune, the Mysterious Blue Planet
Neptune, the other blue planet, is the eighth planet in our solar system. Neptune is an ice giant.
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How much do you know about the far-flung ice giant?
Far from Earth and the inner solar system two massive gas giants patrol the outer reaches of our solar system; Uranus knocked on its axis and Neptune, wrapped in a cobalt blue atmosphere of inexplicably fast winds.
Liquid water could slosh beneath the frigid moon's icy shell.
Voyager 1's rocket only had 3.5 seconds of fuel left when it sent the probe on its way 35 years ago.
This computer generated montage shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon in this space wallpaper.
See sky maps to help spot the skywatching events of August 2012.
The two exoplanets come within five Earth-moon distances of each other.
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
Computer simulations show that a quick change in Jupiter's orbit caused a chain reaction and forever changed the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system, perhaps throwing a sister into the cosmic void.
Astronomers have finally pinned just how long it takes for sunrise on Neptune.
Astronomers used over 500 images from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Voyager probe to determine that 15hr:57min:59sec calls it a day on the "blue planet". This animation of images shows Neptune in its full rotational glory (time-lapsed).
The photos show the ice giants blazing red-orange in infrared light.
See amazing photos of the planet Neptune, eighth planet from the sun.
This week we saw debris from space shuttle Columbia found after eight years, launched a five-year mission to Jupiter and discovered potential dwarf planets.
Over a century and a half of Earthly events have transpired during one Neptune orbit around the sun. Watch where Neptune was located during some of humanity's most important events since 1846.