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  • Neptune Essay

    On both occasions, Galileo mistook Neptune for a fixed star when it appeared very close—in conjunction—to Jupiter in the night sky;[20] hence, he is not credited with Neptune's discovery. During the period of his first observation in December 1612, Neptune was stationary in the sky because it had just turned retrograde that very day. This apparent backward motion is created when the orbit of the Earth takes it past an outer planet. Since Neptune was only beginning its yearly retrograde cycle, the motion of the planet was far too slight to be detected with Galileo's small telescope.[21] In July 2009 University of Melbourne physicist David Jamieson announced new evidence suggesting that Galileo was at least aware that the star he had observed had moved relative to the fixed…

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  • Neptune Research Paper

    The eighth planet, Neptune, is surprisingly dynamic. With many thinking Uranus could be its twin, the real facts of Neptune are lost. Neptune has unique amount of moons, rings, temperature, gases, and also unique name. Neptune was discovered in the 1800s due to astronomers observing Uranus. Uranus’s placement wasn't exactly where they thought it was. They determined that there was another planet’s gravity pulling on Uranus. On September 23, 1846, the newly discovered planet was named after the…

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  • Neptune: A Planet In Greek Mythology

    windy? Well not only does Antarctica have such horrendous conditions, but the planet Neptune does as well! The name Neptune originates from the Roman god Neptune. Which means “The God of the Sea” in in Roman mythology, which is the equivalent of the Greek god Poseidon. Some people actually venerate these gods in a ceremony called Lectisternium, and offered food to gods and goddesses. Neptune is also the fourth biggest planet in our solar system. Its mass is about 1.0247e26 kg. The…

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  • Jovian Planet Research Paper

    high internal temperatures and pressures. The core’s are about 10 times the size of Earth’s consisting of metals, rock, and hydrogen compounds. Jupiter, on the other hand is made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium 4. Because of its large size, Jupiter loses heat very slowly. The planet is still slowly contracting. Contraction converts gravitational energy into thermal energy. Neptune also uses contraction as a way of generating internal heat. Saturn, on the other hand, has liquid helium…

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  • The Universe: How Big Is The Universe?

    is there be gravity still on one planet? The universe has many different things in it. Things that are in the universe are stars, planets, galaxies, black holes, meteorites, Kuiper belts, and comets probably even more things that we have never even seen yet. Solar means of the sun. Thus the solar system revolves around the sun. The solar system is composed of eight planets. There are two categories of the planets the outer and inner planets. (Wile, Jay L. "Module 11 Gravitational Force at Work…

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  • Pharrell Williams Pros And Cons

    work of Pharrell is more popular than that of Erick Arc Elliot due to Pharrell’s time spent in the music industry and his involvement in mainstream media thus far, but that does not mean Erick Arc will not make exponential growth in creating his own legacy in the years to come. Pharrell Williams, who still does not look a day over twenty, is going on forty years old, which makes him about ten years older than Erick Arc. Both of these composers started their careers early and similarly, they…

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  • Solar System Explanation

    feature of Jupiter is its enormous red spot. After Jupiter comes Saturn(1.4 billion km) and all of its rings. It has fourteen subdivisions of rings and 62 moons. An orbit around the sun takes 29.5 Earth years and a rotation takes 10.7 hours. Saturn is unique by its density, its the same as water and this planet would also float. Second to farthest away is the planet Uranus(2.9 billion km). Uranus’ rotation takes about 17.2 hours and its orbit takes 84 Earth years. This planet has 27 moons and…

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  • Pluto Thesis

    petite than the other planets in our Solar System, which makes it a dwarf planet but that is not the only reason why. In the solar system the dwarf planet does not complete the neighborhood around Pluto’s orbit which means it doesn’t clear the path around the sun, this is another reason why Pluto is a dwarf planet. The dwarf planet Pluto has five moons Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra. The gigantic moon Charon is Pluto’s largest moon nearly half the size of the dwarf planet itself. The…

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  • Planets And Moons Within The Solar System

    wavelengths of this electromagnetic radiation emitted and absorbed by a planet, moon, or astronomical object, astronomers can learn about the objects temperatures (infrared radiation) resulting in insight as to its’ chemical composition. Venus, for example. Its’ atmosphere is primarily composed of carbon dioxide creating a greenhouse and/or oven effect emitting a very high energy/heat. This is why Venus is the hottest planet even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. The four planets closest to…

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  • Pluto: Dwarf Planets In Our Solar System

    He noticed the unusual wobbles in Uranus’s and Neptune’s orbit and thought that it was being caused by the gravitational pull of an unknown celestial object. The proposed idea of there being a possible ninth planet let Lowell to calculate for an approximate location of where the ninth planet would be. A whole decade of searching had led Lowell nowhere. After nineteen years, Tombaugh using there Lowell’s calculations led him to discover the small planet that would be known as Pluto. Since Pluto…

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