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A Twilight Tryst: Venus Meets Neptune in the Dusk Sky

Never seen Neptune? It’s time you should, and this weekend offers a fine time to try, as the faintest planet…

3 days 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…

2 months ago

NASA Wants to Send a Low-Cost Mission to Explore Neptune’s Moon Triton

A team of researchers from NASA and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) recently proposed a low-cost mission to explore…

9 months 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…

11 months ago

Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus

12 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

This is a Photo of Neptune, From the Ground! ESO’s New Adaptive Optics Makes Ground Telescopes Ignore the Earth’s Atmosphere

Using advanced adaptive optics, the ESO's Very Large Telescope was able to capture pictures of Neptune, star clusters and other…

2 years 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

Hallelujah, It’s Raining Diamonds! Just like the Insides of Uranus and Neptune.

A new experiment conducted by an international team of scientists has recreated the "diamond rains" thought to exist inside Uranus…

2 years ago