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Two of Neptune’s Moons Dance Around Each Other as they Orbit

Like a long-married couple accustomed to each other's kitchen habits, two of Neptune's moons are masters at sharing space without…

3 weeks ago

Say Hello to Hippocamp! The New Moon Discovered at Neptune, Which Could Have Broken off from the Larger Moon Proteus

Moons have the coolest names, don't they? Proteus, Titan, and Callisto. Phobos, Deimos, and Encephalitis. But not Io. That's a…

10 months ago

Exploring the Ice Giants: Neptune and Uranus at Opposition for 2018

Have you seen all of the planets for yourself? This week is a good time to check off the most…

1 year ago

Neptune’s Huge Storm Is Shrinking Away In New Images From Hubble

Hubble images track the demise of an enormous storm in Neptune's atmosphere. Rather that expiring in a flash of atmospheric…

2 years ago

Triton’s Arrival was Chaos for the Rest of Neptune’s Moons

According to a new study, Neptune's system of moons may have been drastically altered thanks to the arrival of its…

2 years ago

A Bored New Horizons Spacecraft Takes Part Time Job To Fill The Time

As it makes its way towards its next destination in the Kuiper Belt, the New Horizons probe has been given…

3 years ago

101 Astronomical Events for 2017: A Teaser

A comprehensive guide to astronomical oppositions, occultations, eclipses, comets and more for 2017.

3 years ago

Five New Neptunian Trojans Discovered

Using data from the PS1 survey, an international team of researchers has made some interesting discoveries about Neptune's Trojan asteroids

3 years ago

What is the Surface Temperature of Neptune?

Given its distance from the Sun, and the nature of its composition, Neptune is renowned for being the coldest planet…

4 years ago

The Planet Neptune

Neptune is the eight planet from our Sun and one of the four gas giants, as well as being the…

4 years ago