Thursday, 14 July 2011

(Belated) Happy Birthday, Neptune!

Damn!  I missed a really significant birthday the other day!

Neptune was discovered by two astronomers in Berlin in 1846 and with an orbit around the sun taking almost 165 years, 12th July was it's first birthday since being discovered.  How about that!

Happy First Birthday, Neptune!!!

These pictures are courtesy of the very splendid Hubble Space Telescope, and I stole them from the Starts with a Bang blog posting, where you can read the whole story and see more excellent pics.

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