Neptune Summary

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  • 4 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (4)

1,128 words, approx. 4 pages
Neptune Neptune is the most distant giant planet, circling the Sun at an average distance of almost 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles; thirty-nine times the distance from Earth to the Sun). Nept... Read more
1,496 words, approx. 5 pages
Leverrier, Adams, and the Mathematical Discovery of Neptune Overview The planet Neptune was discovered in 1846 following laborious calculations by Englishman John Couch Adams (1819-1892) and Frenchman... Read more
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Neptune Neptune is the eighth planet in the solar system with respect to its average distance from the Sun. It is the outermost of the giant gas planets (along with Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus). The d... Read more
1,003 words, approx. 4 pages
Neptune In 1781 Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus, an event that doubled the size of the solar system. After extensive observation, astronomers soon realized that its orbit was inconsi... Read more