Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Neptune!


Today marks the first orbit Neptune has made around the Sun since it was discovered September 23, 1846. In other words, one Neptunian year, that lasts approximately 165 Earth years. NASA has commemorated this anniversary by releasing new Hubble images of Neptune taken on June 25-26. You can read more about the picture (seen above) on NASA's Hubble Telescope page. Or you can just enjoy Neptune in its pale blue glory.


16 comments:

Alan said...

its...its... beautiful...

Zombie said...

happy birthday Neptune! You dont look a day over 150! :D

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Awwww, don't be blue, Neptune. It's your birthday!

Sorry for the joke, but it made me laugh. I had to share.

The Angry Lurker said...

...and very few wrinkles, it's ageing well.

Melanie said...

That is amazing...such a beautiful planet.

Guy Movie Blogger said...

I'd love to visit Neptune someday, but I hear those supersonic winds are really nasty.

And then of course, there's that whole dealio with good old Neptune being a gas giant and all...

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Those are amazing images, and a nice bit of bar trivia.

Internet Catch Of The Day said...

Neptune is enjoying its position as the most distant planet from the sun now that pesky Pluto is out of the picture!

Phil S. said...

What do you get for the planet that has everything?

MRanthrope said...

holy crap, thats so insane how long it takes to orbit the sun!

Alphabeta said...

That's a helluva long cold Winter.

Jessica Thompson said...

Happy birthday! Hit me back, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

Rachel Neilson said...

Neptune is so beautiful.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I really wish we could start calling it Poseidon, the Romans were jerks...

P. Davis said...

so awesome, happy b-day!!!

Gryt said...

Happy belated birthday Neptune, the most beautiful planet

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