Neptune

Tess Just Found Its First Earth-sized World

NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world. Though the Earth-sized planet, and its hot sub-Neptune companion, were first observed by TESS in January 2019,...
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Astronomers Discover Third Planet In The Kepler-47 Circumbinary System

Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system's title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds. Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, a team of researchers detected the new...
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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 Neptune's largest moon, Triton. The post NASA Wants to Send a Low-Cost Mission to Explore Neptune’s Moon Triton...
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Jaguars Release Statement Addressing Leonard Fournette’s Arrest

Leonard Fournette was arrested on Thursday for a seemingly avoidable incident, and the Jacksonville Jaguars cannot be happy with their star running back. According to multiple reports, Fournette was arrested in Neptune Beach, Fla., because of a...

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Help Name The Largest Unnamed World In Our Solar System

More than a decade ago, three astronomers discovered a minor planet orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune. Now they need your help in naming it. To avoid another Boaty McBoatface situation, the team—Meg Schwamb, […] The post Help Name the Largest...
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Next Stop, Triton? Here's Two Wild Ideas To Explore Neptune's Weirdest Moon

Neptune's moon Triton is one of the strangest worlds in the solar system — and that's why scientists are exploring mission concepts that could give them a detailed look at it.
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The Case For Trident: Nasa's Shrinking Window For A Mission To Triton

The last and only time astronomers got a close look at Neptune’s moon Triton was in 1989, when Voyager 2 sped by, taking images of just one side of the moon. But that brief encounter revealed plumes of material shooting out from a world so...
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Hubble Discovers A Mysterious Dark Spot On Neptune, And It’s Getting Bigger

The mighty Jupiter gets a lot of attention for its constantly-shifting face, but it's not the only planet in our solar system with some serious personality. Neptune, the large frozen ball of methane and various other frigid gasses sitting way out in...
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Icy Giant Planets In The Laboratory

Giant planets like Uranus and Neptune may contain much less free hydrogen than previously assumed. Researchers from the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) drove shock waves through two types of plastic to reach the same temperatures...
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There Are Pictures All Over The Internet Of A Big Dark Spot On Uranu... Oh No, Wait, It's Neptune

Astroboffins find and probe a new planetary wonder Fresh storms rip through Neptune’s skies every four to six years creating a blemish known as the Great Dark Spot – and scientists have clocked another formation of the planetary wonder using the...
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Birth Of 'great Dark Spot' Storm On Neptune Seen For 1st Time (photo)

For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed the birth of one of Neptune's enormous 'Great Dark Spot' storms.
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Hubble Captures Birth Of Giant Storm On Neptune

Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope document the formation of a Great Dark Spot on Neptune for the first time, report researchers in a new study.
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Icy Giant Planets In The Laboratory

Giant planets like Neptune may contain much less free hydrogen than previously assumed. Researchers drove shock waves through two different types of plastic to reach the same temperatures and pressures present inside such planets, and observed the...
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Trip To Neptune’s Moon, Triton, Could Inform Search For Extraterrestrial Life

NASA has proposed sending a craft to Neptune to study its largest moon, Triton. Studying Triton could offer clues to how liquid water is maintained on planets, which may indicate what to look for when searching for life beyond our planet. The post...
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Yes! Pack Your Bags! Blossoming Planetary System Strikingly Similar To Ours Found By Boffins

It may have an asteroid belt, worlds similar to Earth and Neptune – and only 470 light years away If, like us, you're dying to get off this ridiculous little rock, here's some hope* to cling onto.…
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Here’s What The Weather Looks Like On Uranus And Neptune

The outer region of the solar system may be the least explored, but scientists have managed to unravel several of its mysteries in recent weeks. On New Year’s Day, the NASA spacecraft New Horizons encountered the icy object Ultima Thule for the...
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Neptune's Newfound Mini Moon May Have Been Created By Comets

Astronomers refer to it as "the moon that shouldn't be there." Read more...More about Mashable Video, Neptune Moons, Hippocamp Moon, Hippocamp Formation, and Space Discoveries
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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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