Gas Giant

Neptune’s Anniversary Marks
Its First Orbit Around the Sun

The god of water and sea was discovered in an icy corner of the Solar System, exactly 164.79 years ago, on Sept. 23, 1846.
The crooked number of its first anniversary since it has been detected by Englishman John Adams and Frenchman Urbain Le Verrier, is counted by the years it takes the blue giant to complete an orbit around the sun.
It’s one of the many still mysterious, still foggy things about Continue reading