Latest Neptune To Enter Stories

2010-08-19 10:20:00

Neptune will be in line with the Earth and the sun--a condition known as opposition--on August 20, bringing the planet a step closer to completing its first full orbit since being discovered.The bluish-green planet was officially discovered on September 23, 1846, though it had been observed before then. In fact, according to Space.com, Galileo Galilei first observed Neptune in 1612, though at the time he believed it was a star.In the 1840s, in response to a longstanding theory that a nearby...

Word of the Day
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.