Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Neptune!

Today the planet Neptune completed its first orbit around the sun since it was first observed on September 23-24, 1846.

Voyager 2 photographed Neptune's two faint rings in 1989, from about 3,000 miles altitude.



Old NFO said...

It's taken a while :-)

North said...

Sorry, NFO, but it took exactly a year.


Turk Turon said...

A Neptunian year.