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Photo: Happy anniversary, Neptune

Neptune looking rather blue for its one-year (or 165-year) anniverary. Photo: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

The farthest true planet in our solar system is celebrating its big day today — one Neptunian year since it was discovered by astronomers — 165 years to Earthlings. NASA’s soon-to-be-retired Hubble Space Telescope took these photos to commemorate the day. Unfortunately, the weather report is going to be pretty cloudy for the next 40 years or so, until its seasons next change.

At least the gas-giant planet will have some company on this anniversary, since it’s always tagging along with Uranus and it has 13 known moons, four of them inside its rings.

Photo: NASA

 
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