Named Chrysalis, the moon could have disintegrated during a close encounter with the gas giant roughly 100 million years ago.
In a new model, three substantial atmospheric layers appear consistent between the ice giants.
Un análisis de componentes principales de modelos especulativos puede predecir con más seguridad que las técnicas anteriores la p^ppresencia de un océano subsuperficial en un objeto planetario.
A pandemic project analyzing a trove of infrared images revealed an unexplained phenomenon taking place in Neptune’s atmosphere.
A principal component analysis of speculative models can more confidently predict the presence of a planetary object’s subsurface ocean than previous techniques.
Scientists imagined some innovative technologies that could enhance a future mission to Uranus or Neptune.
The moon’s size and orbit point to it being the remnant of a collision with Neptune’s moon Proteus.
Voyager 2 visited the ice giants in the 1980s, the only craft ever to do so. Planetary scientists argue that new missions to each planet would also benefit heliophysics and exoplanet research.
Researchers subjected hydrocarbon samples in a laboratory to Neptune-like pressures. The samples, reminiscent of molecules found in the ice giant’s atmosphere, compressed into nanodiamonds.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which is en route to explore Pluto and its planetary system in 2015, crossed the orbit of Neptune on 25 August.