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Strange Storm as Wide as Earth Appears on Neptune
The bright tempest is the first ever spotted near the planet’s equator, raising questions about how it formed and persisted.
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Back to Uranus
NASA has plans to travel back to one of the two ice planets
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Aussies: Here’s Your Guide To The July Skies
July is a great opportunity to see Saturn’s rings.
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Neptune
23 September marks the anniversary of this blue planet’s discovery
About Neptune

While other planets were discovered through observations of the sky, Neptune was discovered using mathematical predictions. Uranus wasn’t traveling as astronomers had expected so a French mathematician suggested that an unknown planet was changing the orbit of Uranus. And he was right!

Because Neptune is so far away from Earth, it is invisible to the naked eye. Its blue colouration comes from the methane gas in its atmosphere.

Neptune is named after the Roman God of the sea because of its colour.

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