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CNBC Videos. No doubt the observation and naming of The Goblin—which is about 186 miles across, takes 40,000 years to orbit the sun—will set off new debates around planetary categorization. Markets close in 6 hrs 23 mins. The reason these features appear darker than their surroundings is because they are holes offering a view into deeper layers of the Neptunian atmosphere, much like the eye of a hurricane on Earth allows you to see the surface from space.
BGR News. The dot he spotted was located between the orbits of the Neptunian moons Larissa and Proteus.
If, in fact, there was a ninth planet, then it would also hold a gravitational influence over some of the many other thousands of objects in the Kuiper belt. Showalter had a thought that he should look beyond the ring segments...
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Because Neptune is named for the god of the sea, its moons have always carried ocean-related names. View photos.
Now, over a year later, Brown and Batygin are reporting the exact opposite — that a planet much larger than Earth is orbiting our sun 18. Fortune October 2, 2018. Associated Press. But nobody had discovered it -- until the astronomer, armed with curiosity and enough education to trust it, let his eyes travel toward a tiny, white dot.
Yahoo Finance Video. The images were of Neptune, and Showalter was analyzing the faint arcs, or segments of rings, that surround the ice giant.
As we fix our gaze on distant solar systems -- and on the life that may, or may not, exist within them -- it's worth remembering how much we still have left to discover about our own little corner of the universe.
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