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A watery exoplanet of unexpected composition -- and perhaps origin
Astronomers have discovered that a Neptune-sized planet orbiting another star has an atmosphere containing water and clouds. (2017-05-11)
A warm South Pole? Yes, on Neptune!
An international team of astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope has discovered that the south pole of Neptune is much hotter than the rest of the planet. (2007-09-18)
NASA Hubble finds new Neptune moon
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet. (2013-07-15)
The Windy Planet
OBSERVATIONS YIELD A NEW VIEW OF NEPTUNE'S WILD WEATHER A new view of Neptune's wild weather, where winds whip around the equator at speeds of nearly 900 mph, has been captured by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the space agency's Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii (1996-10-24)
Asteroid found in gravitational 'dead zone'
There are places in space where the gravitational tug between a planet and the Sun balance out, allowing other smaller bodies to remain stable, called Lagrangian points. (2010-08-12)
ONR: Go to NEPTUNE for new ideas in energy
To break new ground in alternative energy; increase educational opportunities for the military community; and bolster science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach, the Department of the Navy and the Office of Naval Research have launched the Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence initiative, or NEPTUNE. (2015-11-02)
Blood pressure drug limits cigarette smoke-induced lung injury in mice
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is among the most common causes of death in the US. (2011-12-19)
Galileo's notebooks may reveal secrets of new planet
Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist. (2009-07-09)
Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planets
Scientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune -- the most distant planet in our solar system. (2017-08-11)
New capture scenario explains origin of Neptune's oddball moon Triton
Triton, unique among all the large moons in the solar system because it orbits Neptune in a direction opposite to the planet's rotation, may have abandoned an earlier partner to arrive in its unusual orbit. (2006-05-10)
Hubble's Neptune anniversary pictures
Today, Neptune has arrived at the same location in space where it was discovered nearly 165 years ago. (2011-07-12)
Hubble confirms new dark spot on Neptune
New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. (2016-06-23)
Brighter Neptune suggests a planetary change of seasons
A progressive increase in the brightness of the planet Neptune suggests that, like Earth, the distant planet has seasons. (2003-05-15)
Transit search finds Super-Neptune
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a planet somewhat larger and more massive than Neptune orbiting a star 120 light-years from Earth. (2009-01-20)
Team completes world-first ocean observatory
More than two kilometers down in the inky depths of the Pacific Ocean and 300 km off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada has just made scientific and technological history. (2010-10-15)
$20 million to expand seafloor observatory
The research capacity of the University of Victoria-led NEPTUNE Canada, the world's first regional cabled ocean observatory, has received a significant boost with the announcement of an additional $20 million in funding. (2006-09-27)
Three new 'Trojan' asteroids found sharing Neptune's orbit
Three new objects locked into roughly the same orbit as Neptune--called (2006-06-15)
Hubble Provides A Moving Look At Neptune's Stormy Disposition
Combining simultaneous observations of Neptune made with the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, researchers have captured the most insightful images to date of a planet whose blustery weather - monster storms and equatorial winds of 900 miles per hour - bewilders scientists. (1998-10-14)
World's largest ocean observatory takes shape
Canada is taking the world on a 25-year nonstop research expedition -- into the deep ocean. (2009-07-08)
Primitive atmosphere discovered around 'Warm Neptune'
A pioneering new study uncovering the 'primitive atmosphere' surrounding a distant world could provide a pivotal breakthrough in the search to how planets form and develop in far-flung galaxies. (2017-05-11)
Kiwi astronomers help find icy 'Super Earth' - Life in space discovery a step closer
The technique of gravitational microlensing has produced evidence of an Earth-sized terrestrial planet that could support life. (2006-03-14)
Neptune's journey during early planet formation was 'smooth and calm'
A Queen's University Belfast expert has made a major discovery on the formation of icy bodies within the Kuiper Belt, unlocking unique evidence that Neptune's movement during early planet formation was a 'smooth and calm' journey. (2017-04-04)
Queen's researcher finds new model of gas giant planet formation
Queen's University researcher Martin Duncan has co-authored a study that solves the mystery of how gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn formed in the early solar system. (2015-08-19)
Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune
Striking images of a storm system nearly the size of Earth have astronomers doing a double-take after pinpointing its location near Neptune's equator, a region where no bright cloud has been seen before. (2017-08-03)
Planet Neptune not guilty of harassment
New research by a University of Victoria Ph.D. student is challenging popular theory about how part of our solar system formed. (2010-10-05)
Many small exoplanets found to be covered in gas
NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of (2014-01-08)
Planet Nine could spell doom for solar system
The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to research from the University of Warwick. (2016-08-30)
Clocking Neptune's spin
By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet's rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets in our solar system except Jupiter. (2011-06-29)
Giant planet ejected from the solar system
Just as an expert chess player sacrifices a piece to protect the queen, the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth, according to an article recently published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. (2011-11-10)
Pounding particles to create Neptune's water in the lab
An international group of physicists have drawn up plans to use the new Facility for Antiprotons and Ion Research in Germany to expose water molecules to heavy ion beams and generate the same level of pressure on the water molecules that they experience within the very inhospitable core of Neptune. (2010-07-22)
Seaweed under the roof
For many coastal dwellers, seaweed washed up on the shore is nothing but a nuisance. (2013-03-07)
Johns Hopkins researchers create new air sacs in mouse model of emphysema using novel growth factor
In a study of mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a new molecular pathway involved in the growth of tiny air sacs called alveoli that are crucial for breathing. (2013-02-14)
Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn's rings
A team of researchers have presented a new model for the origin of Saturn's rings based on results of computer simulations. (2016-10-31)
Solving solar system quandaries is simple: Just flip-flop the position of Uranus and Neptune
The planets in our solar system weren't always in the order they are today. (2007-12-11)
Nuclear-powered mission to Neptune could answer questions about planetary formation
In 30 years, a nuclear-powered space exploration mission to Neptune and its moons may begin to reveal some of our solar system's most elusive secrets about the formation of its planets -- and recently discovered ones that developed around other stars. (2004-12-09)
Dwarf galaxies need dark matter too, U-M astronomers say
Stars in dwarf spheroidal galaxies behave in a way that suggests the galaxies are utterly dominated by dark matter, University of Michigan astronomers have found. (2007-10-24)
$62-million partnership to revolutionize ocean research
The University of Victoria is the lead Canadian institution in an international partnership to create NEPTUNE, the world's largest cable-linked seafloor observatory. (2003-10-17)
NASA study finds unexpectedly primitive atmosphere around 'warm Neptune'
By combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, a new study has found that the planet HAT-P-26b has an atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium, with a relatively cloudless sky. (2017-05-11)
A trio of super-Earths
European astronomers made a breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets. (2008-06-16)
ALMA spots possible formation site of icy giant planet
Astronomers found signs of a growing planet around TW Hydra, a nearby young star, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). (2016-10-13)
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