View Full Version : Discussion: Hubble Sees Springtime on Neptune

2003-Jul-08, 10:04 PM
SUMMARY: New photos of Neptune taken by the Hubble Space Telescope seem to indicate that the planet is entering its version of Spring. By comparing photos taken in 1996, astronomers believe that bands across the planet are getting wider and brighter, which seems to be a response to increased sunlight. Like the Earth, Neptune is believed to have four seasons, but since the planet takes 165 years to orbit the Sun, they last decades, not months.

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