Neptune

Tiny Neptune Moon Spotted By Hubble May Have Broken From Larger Moon

After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in 2013.
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Neptune's New Moon Hippocamp Is So Tiny That It Wasn't Detected In 1989 During Flyby,...

A new moon was found near Neptune, joining the other 13 we knew about. It's so small that it wasn't detected during the Voyager 2 flyby in 1989.        
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Meet Hippocamp, The Solar System's Newest Moon - Cnet

Astronomers spot a neighbor of Neptune that was missed till now.
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Hubble Shows Off The Atmospheres Of Uranus And Neptune

New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus The post Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune appeared first on Universe Today.
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Huge Storms Spotted On Uranus And Neptune

Yes, other planets have weather and seasons, but they're nothing like what we have here on Earth.        
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The Hubble Space Telescope Has Captured A Raging Storm On Neptune That Stretches For 6,800 Miles

The Hubble Space Telescope has just captured a raging storm of hydrogen sulfide on the planet Neptune which is so immense that it stretches for a total of approximately 6,800 miles. To give an indication of just how very large this is, if such a...
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Nasa Spots 'mysterious Dark Vortex' On Neptune - Cnet

Storms-a-brewin' on the distant icy planet while Uranus is covered in a polar storm.
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Dynamic Atmospheres Of Uranus, Neptune

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus.
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Does 'planet Nine' Exist? Astronomers Say An Unseen Disk Of Icy Space Rocks May Explain Things

For years, some astronomers have suspected that a planet lies beyond Neptune’s orbit in the far reaches of our solar system — a mysterious, giant planet dubbed “Planet Nine.” That theory is based on the strange orbital motions of small,...
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Mysterious Planet Nine Hiding Beyond Neptune Might Not Be A Planet At All - Cnet

"Planet Nine" is a long-theorized super-Earth at the edges of the solar system. New research suggests it's not a planet but a gigantic disk of small bodies.
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Nasa Satellite Discovers 'cool' Neptune-like Exoplanet

The new find is among three new planets and six supernovae outside our solar system that have been observed by NASA’s planet-hunting TESS mission in its first three months.
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Nature's Magnifying Glass Reveals Unexpected Intermediate Mass Exoplanets

Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that's between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the "snow line" of its host star, an alien world of this scale was...
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New Horizons Sends Back Images Of Ultima Thule

It was roughly three and a half years ago that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and provided the world with the clearest photos yet of the Dwarf Planet that orbits the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune. The mission, which took nine...
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From Volcanoes On Mars To Scarps On Mercury – How Places On Other Worlds Get Their Names

The New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, successfully completed a flyby of "Ultima Thule", an object in the Kuiper belt of bodies beyond Neptune on January 1, 2019. The name Ultima Thule, signifying a distant unknown place, is...
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Why Are There No Hot Neptunes? Atmospheric Escape Could Be The Culprit

There is an notable absence of hot planets the size of Neptune. New research suggests that this may be due to atmospheric escape: the loss of atmospheric gases like hydrogen into space because of the energy of nearby stars. The post Why are there no...
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Shrinking Planets May Explain Why Hot Super-earths Exist

Astronomers have discovered a bizarre, Neptune-sized exoplanet located less than 100 light-years from Earth that's shedding its atmosphere so quickly it may help researchers finally answer the long-standing question: Where did all the hot Neptunes...
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A New Neptune-size Exoplanet

The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still...
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'smoking Gun' Planet: This Neptune-size Alien World Is Evaporating In Record Time

A gaseous alien world is evaporating at a record rate, shedding considerable light on an exoplanet mystery, a new study reports.
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Where Did The Hot Neptunes Go? A Shrinking Planet Holds The Answer

'Where did the hot Neptunes go?' This is the question astronomers have been asking for a long time, faced with the mysterious absence of planets the size of Neptune. Researchers have just discovered that one of these planets is losing its atmosphere...
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The Nasa Voyager 2 Probe Exits The Heliosphere To Enter Interstellar Space 11 Billion Miles From...

On August 20, 1977, the NASA Voyager 2 Probe launched into space to study other planets. After passing through the orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune over the past 41 years. On December 10, 2018, the spacecraft exited the protective...
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