Neptune

December 7, 2014

NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey

Washington (AFP) – An American probe that will explore Pluto woke up from its slumber Saturday, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at […]
October 25, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Something Somewhere Not In Thermodynamic Equilibrium?

In his 1992 book Steps Toward Life, Nobel Prize winner and Director of the Max Planck Institute, Manfred Eigen, focuses on the origins of life. He introduces the […]
April 30, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Uranus

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Neptune. This time, I thought it would […]
April 3, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Neptune

Hello again. If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Jupiter. This time, I thought it would […]
October 21, 2013

How Voyager Became A Grand Tour

A few weeks ago, NASA announced that Voyager 1 has become history’s first interstellar spacecraft. More than 11 billion miles from the Earth and 35 years […]
October 9, 2013

Neptune's Lost Moon Naiad Swims Back Into View

Object: Neptune’s tiny moon, Naiad Size: 100 kilometres across Favourite game: Hide and seek Neptune’s moon Naiad is a coy sprite. The small moon kept close […]
September 25, 2013

Who’s Out There—Floaters Around the Gas Giants?

Were Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter right? In 1976 they suggested that the warm layers of Jupiter’s hydrogen/helium outer layers of gas could be home to […]
September 22, 2013

Voyager’s Great Leap

Has Voyager 1 finally left the Solar System? An answer to this question has been proclaimed so many times in the last few years that it […]
September 14, 2013

Voyager 1 Really Is In Interstellar Space: How NASA Knows

This artist’s concept (above) puts solar system distances in perspective. The scale bar is in astronomical units, with each set distance beyond 1 AU representing 10 […]