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She was brilliant and, though forbidden from studying, somehow knew there was something up in the heavens, which turned out to be Neptune, for whose discovery she received no credit.Meet the forgotten rebels and quiet revolutionaries of women’s history|Lisa Birnbach|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
The next planet out has a density like Neptune’s, about one-third Earth’s density.Two exoplanet families redefine what planetary systems can look like|Lisa Grossman|February 5, 2021|Science News
On Neptune, by comparison, the gas layer only accounts for 5 to 15 percent of its total mass.Spacey ‘super puffs’ are changing our understanding of how planets form|Neel Dhanesha|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
To get Neptune moving in precisely that way would have taken a serious jolt, likely a close encounter with another planet of perhaps comparable mass.Neptune’s bumpy childhood could reveal our solar system’s missing planets|Charlie Wood|January 8, 2021|Popular-Science
Near collisions between planets end with Jupiter sending Uranus or Neptune flying in 99 simulations out of 100.
Lakes on Titan are full of methane, and the chemical is a major component of the giant planets Jupiter, Neptune, and so forth.
For you, Saturn trining Neptune is a wake-up call to document ideas, first, and then punt them out into the universe.
But the opposition of Mars and Neptune indicates that the symptom is the cause.
Mercury squaring Neptune, later in the week, makes you hyper-realistic, if to a fault.
A Mars-Neptune opposition assures that current naysayers will end up kissing your ring.
Reckoning that Neptune is the outermost planet of the solar system, that system would have a diameter of 5,584 millions of miles.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The captain immediately went on deck, and Neptune hailed from the fore part of the rigging, "What ship?"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Strange to say, the dog Neptune was the only one on board that appeared to mourn the loss of this passenger.
Tell mother not to be uneasy on that point, for though Neptune has the heart of a lion he has the temper of a lamb.
Our main radio is dead without fuel to run its dynamotors, and our auxiliary set hasn't the power to reach Neptune.The Sargasso of Space|Edmond Hamilton
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[Greek name Poseidon]
The Roman and Greek god who ruled the sea.
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In astronomy, a major planet, the eighth planet from the sun. Neptune is named for the Roman god of the sea. Neptune is similar in size and composition to Uranus. It is usually visible only through a telescope and was discovered in the 1840s. For a period ending in 1999, Pluto's orbit took it inside the orbit of neptune. (See solar system; see under “Mythology and Folklore.”)