Neptune

China is Considering a Nuclear-Powered Mission to Neptune

A team of Chinese scientists have proposed a mission that would explore Neptune and its largest moon Triton using a…

1 month ago

The Rings of Uranus and Neptune Could Help map Their Interiors

Mapping the interior of the ice giants is difficult, to say the least. Not only are they far away and…

2 months ago

Why are Uranus and Neptune Different Colors? Haze

Way back in the late 1980s, the Voyager 2 spacecraft visited Uranus and Neptune. During the flybys, we got to…

3 months ago

Neptune’s Temperature is Behaving Strangely

One of the great things about science is that it builds on itself over time.  Data collected decades ago is…

4 months ago

Why do Uranus and Neptune Have Magnetic Fields? Hot ice

The outer “ice giant” planets, Neptune and Uranus, have plenty of mysteries.  One of the biggest is where exactly they…

10 months ago

Giant Balls of Mush Made From Ammonia and Water Form in the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

One advantage to planetary science is that insights from one planet could explain phenomena on another.  We understand Venus’ greenhouse…

11 months ago

Hubble Releases a New Image of Neptune, Revealing a Rapidly Shifting Storm

Storms on Neptune seem to follow a pattern of forming, strengthening and then dissipating over the course of about two…

2 years ago

Neptune & Triton – August 31, 1989.

Image-processor extraordinaire Kevin Gill has reached back in time to give us a new image of Neptune and its moon…

2 years ago

NASA Thinks it’s Time to Return to Neptune With its Trident Mission

Is it time to head back to Neptune and its moon Triton? It might be. After all, we have some…

2 years ago

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 years ago