That, in 1846, planet Neptune's exact location was predicted by three astronomers studying the eccentric orbits of several distant asteroids. The data hinted at the presence of a giant, distant planet. Neptune was found on the very first night, only 1Β° off its predicted position. earthsky.org/human-world/…
Jupiter and Saturn are called "gas giants, while Uranus and Neptune are called "ice giants." Gas giants are made of mostly hydrogen and helium with small cores of rock and ice, while ice giants have thin outer shells of hydrogen and helium, with mantles of compressed, slushy water and ammonia. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune nationalpost.com/news/wor…
Since the planet Neptune was first discovered in 1846 it has only orbited the Sun once, due to the fact its orbit is about 165 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
Uranus and Neptune are easy to spot in binoculars. Uranus might even look greenish, thanks to methane in the planet’s atmosphere. Once a year, Uranus is barely bright enough to glimpse with the unaided eye earthsky.org/human-world/…
The Neptunes Cup sponge grew so big that they were commonly harvested to be used as baths for infants. Overharvesting for this use contributed largely to their extinction until they were rediscovered in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Winds can reach 1,200+ MPH on Neptune nasa.gov/centers/jpl/news…
It rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus gizmodo.co.uk/2017/08/sci…
Pluto was not only named after the god of the underworld, but the first two letters were a homage to Percival Lowell, the scientist who initiated the search for a celestial body beyond Neptune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
It doesn't just rain diamonds in Jupiter. It also rains diamonds in Uranus and Neptune en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Today I learned of the D-Day(June 6) Crossword Panic of 1944 in which, in the 35 days before the invasion, 5 obscure, top-secret code words appeared in the Daily Telegraph puzzles..The words 'Utah, Omaha, Overlord, Mulberry and Neptune' triggered a MI5 investigation. theguardian.com/crossword…
There are demonyms for beings from each planet: Venus - Venusian, Earth - Earthling or Terran, Mars - Martian Jupiter - Jovian, Saturn - Saturnian, Uranus - Uranian, Neptune - Neptunian, Pluto - Plutonian, Sun - Solarian, Earth's Moon - Lunarian or Selenite, and so on.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1846, the French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier predicted the existence and position of Neptune using only mathematics. After his prediction, Neptune was found within 1 of searching, and within 1Β° of the predicted position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urb…
No human lives long enough to experience a single Neptune year (full orbit around the sun). It takes nearly 165 earth years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
Caltech researchers found evidence of a ninth planet which orbits the Sun 20 times farther than Neptune where one full orbit takes between 10,000 to 20,000 years to complete. caltech.edu/news/caltech-…
On Triton, Neptune's largest moon summer is 40 years long, although the temperature is -230Β°C airandspace.si.edu/storie…
The fade-out at the end of Holst's Neptune was achieved by slowly closing the door on a female choir as they sang in another room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Because Pluto’s orbit is so elliptical, it is actually closer to the sun than Neptune for 20 years every 248 years jpl.nasa.gov/releases/99/…
Jupiter has rings. The rings are darker, and thinner which is why we cannot see them, like Neptune's and Uranus's rings. phys.org/news/2015-02-pla…
The japanese anime Sailor Moon originally depicted Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus as a lesbian couple who often shared tender moments and longing glances. But when distributors took the show abroad, their relationship got altered. wikimoon.org/index.php/Ho…
Operation Neptune. Was the code name for the cross channel part of D-Day. historylearningsite.co.uk…
The planet Neptune was not discovered by a telescope. It was discovered by paper and pen. youtube.com/watch?v=ckOch…
Uranus and Neptune are not "Gas Giants" as is commonly believed, but belong to a separate category of giant planets called "Ice Giants." This is because less than 20% of their mass is made up of hydrogen and helium. True gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn are over 90% hydrogen and helium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) produced 43 percent of songs on the radio in the US at one point in 2003 theage.com.au/entertainme…
The only spacecraft that has visited Uranus and Neptune was Voyager 2. That was back in 1986 and 1989, respectively. space.com/37291-nasa-eyes…
From Feb. 1979 to Feb. 1999, Pluto was closer to the Sun than Neptune. 1999 will be the last crossing of the two planets' orbits until the 2220s. starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/d…
The "Grand Tour" alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, which made the Voyager missions possible (by providing gravity assist), will not occur again until the middle of the 22nd century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Roman Emperor Caligula once lined up his soldiers and artillery on the beach and declared war on Neptune. After his heroic victory against the god he made his soldiers pick up shells as war booty and built a lighthouse at the site of the 'battle' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
In 2015 a great white shark was killed by killer whales near the Neptune Islands South West of Australia. The local population of great white sharks were tracked and were seen to be fleeing the area. abc.net.au/news/2015-02-0…
The planet Neptune may have a liquid diamond ocean with solid floating diamond-bergs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
It may rain solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune, due to the nature of these planets and their weather. If the temperature of the planets' cores are high enough, they might also have carbon oceans with gigantic "diamond icebergs". smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The words Utah,Omaha,Overlord,Mulberry,Neptune,Gold and Sword all appeared in The Daily Telegraph's crossword in 1944. Every one of these word's were codenames used in preparation for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. The crossword creator was interrogated (spy?) but was found innocent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-D…
As a Jew, Jesus would have had short hair, but artists eventually gave him long hair to make him seem more god-like, in the image of the Roman gods Jupiter and Neptune slate.com/articles/life/e…
It might rain liquid neon on Jupiter and snow diamonds on Neptune planetary.org/blogs/emily…
In the Sailor Moon universe, there was an openly homosexual character named Sailor Uranus, and her girlfriend was Sailor Neptune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
The planet Neptune was mathematically predicted before it was directly observed, based on the orbit of Uranus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Neptune was discovered through mathematical predictions instead of monitoring the night sky. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
Triton, the largest moon of Neptune, is the only moon in our solar system with a retrograde orbit - an orbit in the opposite direction its planet, and is thus thought to be a dwarf planet that Neptune caught from the Kuiper belt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Neptune has the strongest winds in the Solar System: 2,100 km/hour (1,304 mph). universetoday.com/21999/1…
Prior to their discovery, the locations of Ceres and Uranus were accurately predicted by the Titius-Bode law. With the exception of Neptune, this law predicts the locations of 9 other planets in the solar system with a >5% deviation, and has no solid theoretical explanation as to why. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
Pluto is sometimes closer to the Sun than Neptune (e.g. from 1979 to 1999) coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.e…
King Neptune was a 700 lb pig who helped raise $19 million dollars in war bonds during WWII. He became the unofficial mascot for the Navy for 9 years and died at age 7 - two days away from his 8th birthday. roadsideamerica.com/story…
Today I learned of Sedna, a dwarf planet with a highly elyptical orbit beyond Neptune. A hypothesis suggests it was placed in its orbit by a passing star, as there is no other explanation for its unusual orbit around the sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/903…
It Rains Solid Diamonds On Planets Neptune And Uranus gizmodo.com/scientists-sa…
The surface gravity of Venus, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are very similar to Earth's, whilst Mars' is only about 1/3. smartconversion.com/other…
On July 11th, 2011, Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, completed its first full rotation of the sun since its discovery in 1846. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
The surface gravities of Venus, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all quite similar (within 15%) to Earth's. Thus, the majority of planets in our solar system actually have Earth-like surface gravity. universetoday.com/35565/g…
The Voyager missions were launched when they did to take advantage of a unique planetary arrangement that allowed flight time to Neptune to be reduced from 30 years to 12. This alignment occurs every 175 years. jpl.nasa.gov/news/fact_sh…
The Minecraft world is approximately the same size as Neptune. static.flabber.net/files/…
On July 11th, 2011, Neptune completed its first full orbit around the sun since its discovery in 1846 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
Supermassive Black Holes in the centers of galaxies can be 11 times bigger than Neptune's entire orbit, and spin at almost the speed of light. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Uranus and Neptune may literally rain diamonds, which then pile up miles-thick. And those are not the only diamonds being produced in space. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/d…
When sailors in the Navy pass over the equator for the first time, there is a "Crossing the Line" ceremony and the sailors receive the title "Shellbacks" and "Sons of Neptune." They get a certificate and its "signed" by Davy Jones and Neptune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
The Roman Emperor Caligula once declared war on Neptune, the god of the seas. His men ran to the ocean and stabbed at the water. Caligula then declared victory, and commanded his men to collect seashells as war trophies. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
John Couch Adams calculated the existence of Neptune, using mathematics, before the planet was ever observed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Neptune emits more light than it receives from the Sun. apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap1304…
There's a hexagon on Neptune as well as Saturn slate.com/blogs/bad_astro…
King Neptune, a pig that was a US Navy mascot between 1942-1946 helped raise 19 million in war bonds (>250 million in 2012 dollars) to build the USS Illinois. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
A Neptune-sized planet is almost certainly beyond Pluto sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Neptune's moon Triton will one day be destroyed by the gravitational forces of Neptune and the resulting debris will give Neptune a ring system similar to Saturn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Uranus and Neptune switched places 4 billion years ago. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Neptune had a Great Dark Spot just like Jupiter but it disappeared in 1994 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
, a year ago, Neptune completed it's first orbit since it was discovered. That's over 165 years! content.usatoday.com/comm…
Voyager 2 is the only human-made spacecraft to have flown by Uranus and Neptune. solarsystem.nasa.gov/miss…
Neptune has only completed one orbit of the Sun since its discovery in 1846. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Pluto was actually closer to the sun than Neptune for the 20 year period between 1979 and 1999. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
The 1949 movie, "Neptune's Daughter", featured the song "Baby its cold outside" but with the roles reversed. youtu.be/7MFJ7ie_yGU?t=2m…
The Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater city of the dead; a cemetery off the coast of Key Biscayne, FL. atlasobscura.com/places/n…
It rains diamonds on gaseous planets like Neptune and Uranus. They contain methane that at high pressures and temperatures, turn into diamonds which then fall to the center of the planet. berkeley.edu/news/berkele…
Scientists discovered new characteristics of diamonds - including the fact that they, like water, grow less dense when they freeze. This means that diamond oceans (such as those that might exist on Neptune) could have diamond icebergs floating in them. ca.io9.com/5800230/new-di…
Neptune is NOWHERE NEAR the edge of the solar system. It is roughly 1/3,333rd the distance. nasa.gov/mission_pages/vo…
Centaurs are small celestial bodies or minor planets that orbit the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune that have unstable orbits and act like asteroids or comets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Neptune has the strongest winds in the Solar System: 2,100 km/hour universetoday.com/21999/1…
The coldest place in the Solar System is Triton, a moon of Neptune, at -240C (-400F). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Extreme conditions on Neptune and Uranus could be conducive to the production of diamond rain pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/d…
Neptune has seasons, and it's currently Spring universetoday.com/8547/hu…
Neso (moon of Neptune) is the farthest moon from its planet in the Solar System. It takes 26 Earth years to orbit Neptune planet once and it is as far away from the planet as the Earth is to Venus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nes…
If the distance between the Sun and Neptune was shrunk down to the size of an American quarter, the Milky Way would be the size of the United States, compared to that quarter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Voyager 1 took 13 years to travel from Earth to just past the orbits of Pluto and Neptune. It took another 23 years to pass outside the solar system into interstellar space. m.space.com/26462-voyager…
The Roman emperor Caligula waged a war against sea god Neptune and ordered two Roman legions to collect seashells and attack ocean waves european-history.knoji.co…
In 1 billion years time, Neptune's moon Triton will break apart around Neptune, interspersing with the already existing satellites, possibly forming a majestic ring system much like Saturn's. Saturn's rings on the other hand will no longer exist due to the bombardment of meteors. bbc.co.uk/learningzone/cl…
Neptune's 5 main Rings were named after the astronomers that had been doing work on the planet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
Neptune's gravity is only slightly higher than Earth's, and if it had a solid surface, people would have no trouble walking on it universetoday.com/21639/g…
Despite Johann Galle and Urban Le Verrier being credited with Neptune's discovery, Galileo actually discovered it. He misclassified the planet as a fixed star and was thus not credited. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Uranus and Neptune are actually considered ice giants, not gas giants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
There is compelling evidence that there might be a Ninth planet orbiting the Sun past the orbit of Pluto with a size comparable to Neptune's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The Roman Emperor Caligula declared war on the god of the sea, Neptune. Claiming victory he ordered his troops to collect seashells as trophies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
It is thought that it actually rains diamonds on Uranus and Neptune, due to heat and pressure fromquarkstoquasars.com/i…
There may be oceans composed of diamond on Neptune and Uranus phys.org/news183044315.ht…
The gravity on the "surface" of Neptune is only 14% stronger than Earth's, despite it being 17 times the mass of Earth. This is because its diameter is 3.8 times that of Earth. universetoday.com/21639/g…
Next week, Neptune will complete its first full orbit of the Sun since it was discovered in 1846. nature.com/news/2011/1107…
Abnormalities were observed in Uranus's orbit. These irregularities then led to the mathematical prediction and then eventual discovery of Neptune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Two planetary scientists from Caltech have discovered a new 9th "Planet X" beyond Pluto. They've inferred its presence from the peculiar clustering of 6 previously known objects that orbit beyond Neptune. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
In the months leading up to the Normandy D-Day landings, a major security scare was sparked when the top-secret codewords 'Juno', 'Gold', 'Sword', 'Utah', 'Omaha', 'Overlord', 'Neptune', and 'Mulberry' appeared in the Daily Telegraph crossword solutions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-D…
Uranus and Neptune may have diamonds raining into seas of liquid diamond, with solid diamond icebergs. m.phys.org/news/2010-01-o…
(coincidentally) just as humanity's space technology was emerging, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were all aligning, something that only occurs every 175 years enabling the humble Voyager spaceships to visit all but Pluto. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Neptune is so far from the Sun that it takes 123 years to go from the start of Spring-(vernal equinox) to the start of Winter-(winter solstice). science.nasa.gov/science-…

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