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2011-07-12 15:05:00

Neptune is closing in on its first full orbit since humans first saw the planet on September 23, 1846. As of July 12, 2011 the planet has completed one Neptunian year orbit cycle, which has lasted for a duration of 164.79 Earth years since Johann Gottfried Galle first saw the planet using French mathematician Urbain le Verrier's theories. Galle found Neptune after just an hour of searching in the night sky. Verrier shares credit for his predictions with British scientist John Couch Adams....

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Planetary Ring -- A planetary ring is a ring of dust and other small particles orbiting around a planet in a flat disc-shaped region. The most spectacular and famous planetary rings are those around Saturn, but all four of the solar system's gas giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) possess ring systems of their own. The origin of planetary rings is not precisely known, but they are thought to be unstable and dissipate over the course of tens or hundreds of millions of...

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