Neptune

star systems

Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own

DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.
Becky Ferreira
3.14.19
Neptune

Astronomers Officially Name the Newest Moon of Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.
Becky Ferreira
2.20.19
exoplanets

This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet

“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Becky Ferreira
12.14.18
diamonds

Scientists Create Diamonds From Plastic Using High-Powered Lasers

It's the first 'unambiguous observation' of a system believed to create 'diamond rain' on planets like Uranus and Neptune.
Becky Ferreira
8.21.17
Canada

This 22-Year-Old Found Four New Planets, Including a ‘Warm Neptune’

One planet could conceivably host a moon with life.
Kate Lunau
5.30.16
Features

Why We Should Use This Jumping Robot to Explore Neptune

"It would be almost totally novel."
Becky Ferreira
8.28.15
Canada

Watch This Robot Livestream From the Ocean Floor Off Canada's Pacific Coast

The annual expedition will service Ocean Networks Canada's undersea cabled observatories and gather new scientific data along the way.
Matthew Braga
8.26.15
News

Advice for New Horizons from 1989

Suzanne Dodd knows how the New Horizons team must be feeling right now. She guided Voyager 2 on our first flyby of Neptune in 1989.
Matthew Walthert
7.10.15
Science

Countless Stars Could Be Turning Gas Planets into Habitable Worlds

Tidal forces and stellar radiation may transform frozen gas giants into rocky, Earth-like worlds
Maddie Stone
1.29.15
Space

This Is the Best Map Ever Made of Neptune's Icy, Volcanic Moon Triton

It’s high time we considered going back to explore Neptune’s moon in detail.
Amy Shira Teitel
8.28.14
Motherboard Blog

Every Time We Look at Neptune, We Find More Moons

Neptune now has a fourteenth moon, and there are probably more to find.
Amy Shira Teitel
7.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Voyager 1's Exit From Our Solar System Has Only Taken 35 Years

Voyager 1 launched 35 years ago. Now it's about to leave the boundary of our solar system. And it's still going strong.
Amy Shira Teitel
9.5.12