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Clocking Neptune's spin

(PhysOrg.com) -- By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet's rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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What’s up with Iapetus?

Although Saturn's moon Iapetus was first discovered in 1671 by Giovanni Cassini, its behavior was extremely odd. Cassini was able to regularly find the moon when it was to the west of Saturn, but when he waited ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Clues revealed about hidden interior of Uranus

(Phys.org) —Long believed to be one of the blandest regions of any of the giant gas planets, the southern hemisphere of Uranus indicates a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at ...

dateNov 14, 2014 in Astronomy
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The mystery of Venus’ ashen light

May is the best time to try and spot one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries in our Solar System. Ashen Light is a faint glow allegedly seen on the unlit portion of Venus, during its crescent phase, similar to the earthshine ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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UK starts planning for Cosmic Vision

Whilst many of us find it a challenge to plan a few weeks ahead the space industry works on far longer time scales - planning years ahead. UK space scientists and industrialists met on 19th May to look at technology requirements ...

dateMay 23, 2005 in
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