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“Neptune”

Nov 21, 2014 12:17 PM ET
Our solar system has a handful of bodies exhibiting some strange, highly elliptical orbits. Are they being pulled by a massive planet WAY out there beyond Neptune? Amy Shira Teitel examines what might be causing these objects to behave so oddly.
Nov 7, 2014 05:16 AM ET
Here on Earth, diamonds are rare and valuable. And forever, if you're a James Bond fan. A few planets in our friendly little solar systems might be flush with them -- it might even be raining diamonds on the gas giants Saturn and Jupiter!
Oct 31, 2014 01:00 PM ET
The discovery of a Uranus-like planet orbiting a very distant star could tell us a great deal about our own ice giants.
Oct 15, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have announced the discovery of an exoplanet that they believe could resemble our solar system's 'ice giants' Uranus or Neptune. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A Neptune-size planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest exoplanet known to have the wet stuff yet, scientists say.
Aug 29, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Armchair astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play tonight (Aug. 29), with back-to-back webcasts featuring faraway Neptune and a close-flying asteroid.
Aug 25, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we wait in anticipation for NASA's New Horizons probe to make its historic Pluto flyby on July 14, 2015, the mission is about to cross another milestone. Continue reading →
Aug 23, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A scientist has created the best-ever global color map of Neptune's big moon Triton, using images taken by a NASA spacecraft 25 years ago.
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