The distant ice giant Neptune will be in opposition to the sun with the planet making a close approach to Earth on Tuesday (Sept. 19).
Neptune, the other blue planet, is the eighth planet in our solar system. Neptune is an ice giant.
Uranus and Neptune, the two outermost planets of the solar system, make for excellent viewing throughout the end of September. Here's how to locate and view them.
The outer solar system contains a striking crime scene with a big mystery: How did Neptune get a moon like Triton?
An observing campaign involving New Horizons, the Hubble Space Telescope and perhaps even you is designed to better understand how heat flows through the atmospheres of two ice giants.
The James Webb Space Telescope, humanity's most powerful eye in the sky, has captured some remarkable images in its first year of gazing deep into the universe.
Scientists have observed that some of Neptune's Trojan asteroids are deep red, possibly revealing what asteroids may have been like in the early days of the solar system.
On Tuesday (Feb. 14), Venus and Neptune will join together in the night sky, and the pair will share an arrangement known as a conjunction the next day.
From the nearby moon to distant Triton, planetary scientists have a plethora of ideas for how to explore our solar system.
Clear skies beckoned Wednesday (Dec. 28) in Rome, allowing the Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi to get busy with a year-end broadcast.
Located at the outer edge of the solar system Neptune has fascinated astronomers since its discovery. Now the James Webb Space Telescope has provided a stunning image of unrivaled detail.
Located at the outer edge of the solar system, the distant planet Neptune will make its closest approach to Earth on Friday, when it will be visible in opposition to the sun all through the night.
The full moon tends to overwhelm the fainter stars. But in the late September sky there are still constellations that can be seen despite the brightness of both the moon and city lights.
The Voyager missions are icons of cosmic exploration, and you can celebrate their 45th anniversary with a free webcast tonight (Aug. 18).
Neptune will enter retrograde on Tuesday (June 28) and will appear to 'reverse its course' as it moves across the sky. Here's how to see it.
The way each planet's atmosphere responds to methane might be responsible for the different hues of Uranus and Neptune.
Two decades worth of observations revealed unexpected cooling of the solar system's most distant planet Neptune amid astronomical summer.
Reference The solar system gas giants – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – also known as Jovian planets are helping us learn more about gaseous exoplanets.