Two new 'worlds' discovered beyond Neptune WASHINGTON :  Scientists have discovered two small 'worlds' far outside the orbit of Neptune in the deepest survey ever conducted to search out distant solar system objects.  The new objects are located beyond the Kuiper Belt which is a region of small icy objects just beyond Neptune of which Pluto is a member.  They have the third and fourth most-distant perihelia which is when an object has its closest approach distance to the Sun of any known…

Two new 'worlds' discovered beyond Neptune WASHINGTON : Scientists have discovered two small 'worlds' far outside the orbit of Neptune in the deepest survey ever conducted to search out distant solar system objects. The new objects are located beyond the Kuiper Belt which is a region of small icy objects just beyond Neptune of which Pluto is a member. They have the third and fourth most-distant perihelia which is when an object has its closest approach distance to the Sun of any known…

Astronomy fact 33 of 42 - It takes 165 years for Neptune to orbit the Sun, meaning it has only recently completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. ♥ Pin, share and comment. x

Astronomy fact 33 of 42 - It takes 165 years for Neptune to orbit the Sun, meaning it has only recently completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. ♥ Pin, share and comment. x

this article is interesting -- must research more but its presentation is quite lovely - how there is a strange symmetry in the earth and its environs...i.e. the moon and sun...

this article is interesting -- must research more but its presentation is quite lovely - how there is a strange symmetry in the earth and its environs...i.e. the moon and sun...

The planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and has a thick atmosphere and the fastest winds in the solar system.

The planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and has a thick atmosphere and the fastest winds in the solar system.

Dark, cold & whipped by supersonic winds, Neptune is a hydrogen & helium gas giant in our solar system. Over 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, it takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun. In 2011, Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. On Neptune, one "day" (time it takes to rotate once on its axis) takes 16 hours. It makes a complete orbit @ the sun in 165 Earth years. It has 13 moons & 6 rings. Photo: the "sideways" planet with vertically orbiting rings <3

Dark, cold & whipped by supersonic winds, Neptune is a hydrogen & helium gas giant in our solar system. Over 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, it takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun. In 2011, Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. On Neptune, one "day" (time it takes to rotate once on its axis) takes 16 hours. It makes a complete orbit @ the sun in 165 Earth years. It has 13 moons & 6 rings. Photo: the "sideways" planet with vertically orbiting rings <3

Historic Milestone: Pluto Mission Reaches Neptune's Orbit AUG 25, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL: Discovery News NASA New Horizons' view of distant Neptune and Triton. NASA/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY/SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Historic Milestone: Pluto Mission Reaches Neptune's Orbit AUG 25, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL: Discovery News NASA New Horizons' view of distant Neptune and Triton. NASA/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY/SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Milky Way Galaxy's Annual Meetings are underway, Modern Philosophers, and the big talk this year is about Pluto's attempt to get itself reinstated as a planet. My sources tell me that The Origi...

The Milky Way Galaxy's Annual Meetings are underway, Modern Philosophers, and the big talk this year is about Pluto's attempt to get itself reinstated as a planet. My sources tell me that The Origi...

To Scale: The Solar System :: Sun = 1.5 meters; Earth = a marble; Neptune's orbit = SEVEN MILES OUT!! Project in a desert...

To Scale: The Solar System :: Sun = 1.5 meters; Earth = a marble; Neptune's orbit = SEVEN MILES OUT!! Project in a desert...

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter

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