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  Neptune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neptune's atmosphere has the highest wind speeds in the solar system, up to 2000 km/h, thought to be powered by this flow of internal heat.
Neptune also resembles Uranus in its magnetosphere, with a magnetic field strongly tilted relative to its rotational axis at 47° and offset at least 0.55 radii (about 13,500 kilometres) from the planet's physical centre.
Neptune is the intended destination of the mining ship Red Dwarf (1988–) in the books based on the BBC sitcom of that name, but an accident on board sends it into deep space instead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neptune_(planet)   (2187 words)

  
 NEPTUNE (PLANET) - LoveToKnow Article on NEPTUNE (PLANET)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This arose from the fac that his very elliptic orbit, by its large eccentricity, brought tb planet near to the sun, and therefore near to its true position during the period from 1780 to 1845, when the action on Uranu was at its greatest.
Gould, Report to the Smithsoman Institution on the History of the Discovery of Neptune, published by the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, 1850), is the most complete and detailed history of all the circumstances connected with the discovery, and with the early investiga-ions on the orbit of the planet, that has been published.
General tables of the motion of Neptune are in Kowalski's Tables du mouvement de la planets Neptune; Newcomb's Investigation of the Orbit of Neptune, Washington, Smithsonian Institution (1866); Leverrier's Annales de I'Obseruatoire de Paris; Memoirs, vol.
52.1911encyclopedia.org /N/NE/NEPTUNE_PLANET_.htm   (3644 words)

  
 Neptune (planet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neptune also resembles Uranus in its magnetosphere, with a magnetic field strongly tilted relative to its rotational axis at 47° and offset at least 0.55 radii (about 13,500 kilometers) from the planet's physical center.
Neptune is the setting of the sci-fi/horror film Event Horizon, although it is used purely as a backdrop.
Neptune is the intended destination of the mining ship Red Dwarf in the books based on the BBC sitcom of that name, but an accident on board sends it into deep space instead.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Neptune_(planet)   (1598 words)

  
 Neptune
Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle, of the Berlin Observatory, and Louis d'Arrest, an astronomy student, through mathematical predictions made by Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier.
Neptune is a dynamic planet with several large, dark spots reminiscent of Jupiter's hurricane-like storms.
Comparing the magnetic fields of the two planets, scientists think the extreme orientation may be characteristic of flows in the interior of the planet and not the result of that planet's sideways orientation or of any possible field reversals at either planet.
www.solarviews.com /eng/neptune.htm   (1686 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Neptune (planet)
During a rare alignment of the four giant planets, the spacecraft Voyager 2, launched on August 20, 1977, was able to pass by Jupiter (in 1979), Saturn (in 1981), Uranus (in 1986), and Neptune (in 1989).
Neptune’s core may be small because most of the rock composing the planet remains mixed with the vast ocean that extends upward from the core to the atmosphere.
Neptune has an active atmosphere, with winds and massive storms that may be caused by heat escaping the planet’s interior.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577112/Neptune_(planet).html   (1596 words)

  
 Neptune (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Like Uranus, Neptune's magnetic field is strongly tilted relative to its rotational axis at 47° and offset at least 0.55 radii (about 13,500 kilometers) from the planet's physical center.
Neptune was discovered that very night, September 23, 1846, within 1° of where Adams and Le Verrier had predicted it to be.
Due to Pluto's eccentric orbit, Neptune is sometimes the farthest known planet from the Sun.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/neptune__planet_   (944 words)

  
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NEPTUNE (mythology) In Roman mythology Neptune was the chief god of the sea.
The rotation period of Neptune's magnetic field, which is presumed to trace the rotation of the planet's core, was found by Voyager 2 to be 16.05 hours.
Until the observation of Neptune's field, the orientation of Uranus's magnetic field had been thought to be linked to that planet's unusual orientation, with a rotation axis nearly parallel to the plane of the ecliptic.
www.angelfire.com /co2/eradani7/neptune.html   (1682 words)

  
 Neptune
Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and the fourth largest (by diameter).
Neptune was first observed by Galle and d'Arrest on 1846 Sept 23 very near to the locations independently predicted by Adams and Le Verrier from calculations based on the observed positions of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
Neptune's blue color is largely the result of absorption of red light by methane in the atmosphere but there is some additional as-yet-unidentified chromophore which gives the clouds their rich blue tint.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/neptune.html   (1127 words)

  
 Tour the Solar System and Beyond - Neptune
Neptune orbits the Sun every 165 years, and is the smallest of the solar system's gas giants.
Even though Neptune receives only three percent as much sunlight as Jupiter does, it is a dynamic planet and surprisingly showed several large, dark spots reminiscent of Jupiter's hurricane-like storms.
Trition, the largest satellite of Neptune, has proven to be not only the most intriguing satellite of the Neptunian system, but also one of the most interesting in all the solar system.
spacekids.hq.nasa.gov /osskids/animate/neptune.html   (735 words)

  
 Neptune - EnchantedLearning.com
This is because it is such a large planet (and the gravitational force a planet exerts upon an object at the planet's surface is proportional to its mass and to the inverse of its radius squared).
At aphelion (the point in Neptune's orbit farthest from the sun) Neptune is 4,546,000,000 km from the sun, at perihelion (the point in Neptune's orbit closest from the sun) Neptune is 4,456,000,000 km from the sun.
This is the symbol of the planet Neptune.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/planets/neptune   (591 words)

  
 ORRERY: Neptune - ice giant
Neptune is usually the eighth planet from the Sun, but is occasionally further away than Pluto, which has a highly elliptical orbit.
Neptune is the smaller of the four gas giants, just smaller than Uranus, but much more massive.
This provides enough energy to drive 1,100km/h winds in the planet's atmosphere, which is mainly composed of hydrogen (85%), helium (13%) and methane which is visible as white 'cirrus-like' clouds high up in the atmosphere.
www.harmsy.freeuk.com /neptune.html   (370 words)

  
 NEPTUNE - eighth planet from the sun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neptune is the fourth largest planet in the solar system.
Neptune's atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium gases.
Neptune was discovered in 1846 after astronomers realized that a heavy unknown object was affecting the orbit of Uranus.
www.saskschools.ca /~gregory/space/neptune.html   (213 words)

  
 HubbleSite - Release Text about "Brighter Neptune Suggests a Planetary Change of Seasons"
Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, is known for its weird and violent weather.
Similarly, Neptune is inclined at a 29-degree angle and the northern and southern hemispheres alternate in their positions relative to the Sun.
While Neptune has an internal heat source that may also contribute to the planet's apparent seasonal variations and blustery weather, when that is combined with the amount of solar radiation the planet receives, the total is so small that it is hard to understand the dynamic nature of Neptune's atmosphere.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2003/17/text   (907 words)

  
 Neptune (planet) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neptune's (The envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body) atmosphere has the highest wind speeds in the solar system, up to 2000 km/h, thought to be powered by this flow of internal heat.
Neptune is the setting of the sci-fi/horror film (Click link for more info and facts about Event Horizon) Event Horizon, although it is used purely as a backdrop.
Neptune is the intended destination of the mining ship (A small cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter) Red Dwarf in the books based on the BBC sitcom of that name, but an accident on board sends it into deep space instead.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /Encyclopedia/N/Ne/Neptune_(planet).htm   (2519 words)

  
 The Planetary Society's Learning Center: Neptune, Eighth Planet from the Sun
Neptune is the fourth and outermost of the gas giant planets.
Because Neptune radiates about twice as much energy as it receives from the dim and distant sun, the mechanism that drives its dynamic weather systems must be very different from that of Earth.
It is also the only large moon in the solar system that orbits "backwards" around its planet, leading scientists to believe that Triton formed independently of Neptune in the outer solar system and was later "captured" by the planet's gravity.
www.planetary.org /learn/solarsystem/neptune.html   (551 words)

  
 The Planet Neptune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neptune is like Uranus in many ways, but has its own unique features.
Because of Pluto's highly elliptical orbit, it is currently the most distant planet from the Sun, at a separation of about 30 Astronomical Units.
Neptune has been particularly challenging to study from the ground because its disk is small and badly blurred by the Earth's atmosphere at that distance.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/neptune/neptune.html   (115 words)

  
 Ruling Planet Neptune
Neptune is idealism, mysticism, the occult, spiritualism, ESP, intuition, hunches, the arts.
Neptune rules Pisces and therefore retains all the qualities and characteristics of that sign plus the 12th solar house.
Neptune rules photography so an aspect by progression from your moon could mean you're having an important photograph taken - if in the 6th house of health, x-rays could be taken.
www.rrtearoom.com /horoscope/planets/Neptune.htm   (191 words)

  
 General Features of the Planet Neptune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neptune is currently the most distant planet from the Sun, with an orbital radius of 30 Astronomical Units and an orbital period of 165 years.
As for all the gas giant planets, models suggest rocky cores of maybe 15 Earth masses, but there is no direct confirmation of this.
The bluish color of the adjacent image is, as for Uranus, because of methane in the atmosphere, which absorbs red light, leaving the light scattered from Neptune preferentially enhanced at blue wavelengths.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/neptune/features.html   (210 words)

  
 Planet Neptune | Solar System | Astronomy | The Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neptune is the second furthest planet from the sun.
Neptune is well known for its "Great Dark Spot" (about the size of Earth,) which is similar to Jupiter's "Great Red Spot." Both of them are massive hurricanes.
Neptune is so far away, it's impossible to see without a telescope.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1404.htm   (258 words)

  
 Neptune
Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun, except when Pluto's eccentric orbit takes it inside Neptune's orbit (for example, in the period 1979 to 1999).
As with the other Jovian planets, the real rotation period is determined from measurements of the magnetic field, because if it is measured from the cloud motions, the rotation contributed by winds would be superimposed to the internal rotation, thus yielding a wrong measurement of the true rotation period.
The heat ratio is the ratio of heat emitted by the planet to the solar energy absorbed.
www.mira.org /fts0/planets/101/text/txt101x.htm   (547 words)

  
 Astronomy & Astrology - Neptune (planet)
Neptune maintains an almost constant distance, about 4.5 billion km (about 2.8 billion mi), from the Sun.
The red layer shows scattered sunlight from a haze around the planet, the blue/green indicates methane, and the white areas are high-level clouds that reflect sunlight above the atmosphere.
Even though Neptune's volume is 72 times that of Earth's volume, its mass is only 17 times Earth's mass.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/horoscopes/aneptunep.htm   (392 words)

  
 Neptune and Pluto
The first planet to be discovered was Uranus by William and Caroline Herschel on 13 March 1781.
Galileo turned his telescope on the planets and was immediately fascinated by the system of Jupiter and its moons which he observed.
However after Adams had made an initial investigation of the effect that an undiscovered planet might have on Uranus, he was greatly encouraged in his belief that he was on the right track, and he obtained from Airy the Greenwich data on Uranus in February 1844.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/HistTopics/Neptune_and_Pluto.html   (3112 words)

  
 KidsAstronomy.com - Neptune
Neptune was originally only the god of water, but was latter extended to the ocean when he became associated with the Greek god Poseidon.
Neptune has six rings which circle the planet.
Because Neptune is so far away, it is difficult to see any of these worlds.
kidsastronomy.com /neptune.htm   (220 words)

  
 The Planet Neptune
The Planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun.
In Roman mythology Neptune was the god of the Sea.
Due to Pluto's eccentric orbit, Neptune at times becomes the most distant planet from the Sun for a few years.
www.aerospaceguide.net /planet/planetneptune.html   (161 words)

  
 Voyager - Science - Planetary Voyage - Neptune
In the summer of 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 became the first spacecraft to observe the planet Neptune, its final planetary target.
Neptune is one of the class of planets -- all of them beyond the asteroid belt -- known as gas giants; the others in this class are Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
Voyager 2 traveled 12 years at an average velocity of 19 kilometers a second (about 42,000 miles an hour) to reach Neptune, which is 30 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Voyager observed Neptune almost continuously from June to October 1989.
voyager.jpl.nasa.gov /science/neptune.html   (387 words)

  
 The Outermost Planets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The seventh planet, Uranus, and the eighth planet, Neptune, are gas giants, large Jupiterlike planets with gaseous atmospheres and no solid surfaces.
The ninth planet, Pluto, is a small, rocky world only 18 percent the diameter of Earth.
Pluto has so many unusual features that some astronomers think it may not be a planet at all.
www2.worldbook.com /features/outerplanets/html   (93 words)

  
 Poseidon/ Neptune: myths attributes, loves; also the science & astrology of the planet Neptune
Hence, Neptune in Aquarius was also a period of time during which cool, intellectual indifference was also apparent as the Native American was swept aside in the interest of white settlement.
With Neptune's passage through Aquarius from 1834 to 1848, there was a growing interest in the spirit of freedom, especially for those at the lower end of the social scale.
Since Neptune is the planet of the subconscious, it represents those that society tends to forget.
www.mythinglinks.org /euro~west~greece~Poseidon.html   (5629 words)

  
 Planet Neptune 3D Screensaver - Neptune Screensaver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Interestingly enough due to Pluto's eccentric orbit, Neptune is sometimes the furthest planet from the Sun.
Neptune's atmosphere has the highest wind speeds in the solar system, up to 2000 km/h.
Neptune is never visible with the naked eye so your only chance to have a good look at it is if you download this high-quality Planet Neptune 3D screensaver.
www.space-screensavers.com /planet-neptune.html   (201 words)

  
 Planetary Society: Missions to Neptune
Below is a history of missions to the planet Neptune, listed by date.
Since Neptune was the final target for the spacecraft, scientists decided they could take risks they had avoided during previous planetary encounters.
Immediately surrounding the planet, the spacecraft discovered that Neptune's two main rings were unusually "clumpy." Instead of a simple uniform ring, there were places where material had clustered together, forming clumps.
www.planetary.org /learn/missions/neptunemissions.html   (266 words)

  
 HubbleSite - Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Neptune - 6/14/1995
Two groups have recently used the Hubble telescope to acquire high-resolution images of the planet Neptune.
The observations are providing a wealth of new information about the structure, composition, and meteorology of this distant planet's atmosphere.
The edge of the planet's disk also appears somewhat bright, indicating the presence of a ubiquitous high-altitude haze layer.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/1995/09   (127 words)

  
 The Planet Neptune Discovered without a Telescope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many astronomers had seen Neptune, but didn’t realize they were looking at a planet.
It was not until the discovery of the planet Uranus by William Hershel in 1781, that astronomers realized there might be another planet beyond its orbit.
According to his calculations, Neptune was about 1 billion miles or 1.6 billion kilometers farther from the Sun than Uranus.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/amateur_astronomy_for_kids/115116   (590 words)

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