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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

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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...

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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

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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.

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This fun solar system activity includes clues for all of the planets and a few…
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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...

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New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit en route to historic Pluto encounter

New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit en route to historic Pluto encounter

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Pioneer 10: Jupiter Odyssey 1974 NASA; 1st Spacecraft to Jupiter  & Beyond Neptune's Orbit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knrxKdZjd8s #space #Pioneer #Jupiter

Pioneer 10: Jupiter Odyssey 1974 NASA; 1st Spacecraft to Jupiter & Beyond Neptune's Orbit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knrxKdZjd8s #space #Pioneer #Jupiter