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  • Uranus And Neptune
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    Planet Comparison Report Uranus: Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel. He at first wanted to name the planet Sid us Georgi um which is latin for George's star after the king of England. Another astronomer Johann Bode advised Herschel against it and suggested instead that he use a name from Greco-Roman mythology like all other planets. So Uranus was given its name which is the father of Saturn. Uranus is one of the Jovian planets and like the others it has a short rotation period...
  • Planets In The Solar System
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    A Periodical on Rising Neptune By Paul Cus in In past years the knowledge of our solar system never really went further than Jupiter and Saturn, But 11 years ago the VOYAGER II on a mission to observe Saturn and Jupiter had time to waste so it took some shots of Neptune. Until this time Neptune had been know as a gas planet, it was said to be too far from the sun to have any energy, from it. But when the shots came back the theory of Neptune change significantly. In the plant's atmosphere was wh...
  • 700 Km From Neptune's Cloud
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    Little was known about Neptune, which was discovered in 1846, until the Voyager 2 encounter in 1989. It has a similar composition to Uranus and is close in mass to Uranus. Its thick atmosphere made of hydrogen, helium, and some methane and ammonia, gives it a bluish color. DISCOVERY On August 25, 1989, the voyager discovered Neptune, but only after traveling 12 years at an average velocity of 19 kilometers a second (about 42 miles an hour). The Voyager 2 observed Neptune almost continuously from...
  • High In Neptune's Atmosphere
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    Neptune Neptune is the outermost planet of the gas giants. It has an equatorial diameter of 49,500 kilometers (30,760 miles) and is the eighth planet from the sun. If Neptune were hollow, it could contain nearly 60 Earth's. Neptune orbits the Sun every 165 years. It has eight moons, six of which were found by Voyager 2. A day on Neptune is 16 hours and 6.7 minutes. Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle, of the Berlin Observatory. Neptune got its named from the Ro...
  • Pluto To A Minor Planet
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    In the outer limits of our solar system there is a planet unlike any other, Pluto. Pluto was discovered in February of 1930 by an American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh. It is the only planet to have been discovered by an American. All though we have known of the existence of Pluto for over thirty years now, there are still many mysteries surrounding this celestial body. Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capabi...
  • Individual Masses Of Pluto And Charon
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    Matthew Berkowitz Science PLUTO 11-9-99 Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun (usually) and by far the smallest. Pluto is smaller than seven of the solar systems moons (the Moon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Titan and Triton). Orbit: 5,913,520,000 km (39.5 AU) from the Sun (average) Diameter: 2274 km Mass: 1.27 e 22 kg In Roman mythology, Pluto (Greek: Hades) is the god of the underworld. The planet received this name (after many other suggestions) perhaps because it's so far from the Sun...

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