Planetary Bodies


Neptune

Moons Of Neptune

Neptune has 14 known moons, which are named for minor water deities in Greek mythology. By far the largest of them is Triton, discovered by William Lassell on October 10, 1846, 17 days after the discovery of Neptune itself; over a century passed…


Neptune

Observation Of Neptune

Neptune is not visible to the unaided eye and is the only planet in the Solar System found by mathematical prediction rather than by empirical observation. Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led Alexis Bouvard to deduce…


Uranus Discovery Of Uranus

Observation Of Uranus

Like the classical planets, Uranus is visible to the naked eye, but it was never recognized as a planet by ancient observers because of its dimness and slow orbit.[1] Viewing Uranus can be done using a…


Neptune

Neptune: A Brief Overview

Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known planet from the Sun. Neptune is the 4th largest planet by diameter in the Solar System, is the third-most-massive planet, and is the densest giant planet. The planet is…


Uranus

Moons of Uranus

Uranus, the seventh planet of the Solar System, has 27 known moons, most of which are named after characters that appear in, or are mentioned in, the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.[1] Uranus’ moons are divided into three…



Uranus Discovery Of Uranus

Uranus: A Brief Overview

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, and is named after the Greek God of the sky. In Greek Mythology, Uranus was the grandfather of Zeus, otherwise known as Jupiter, and the father of Cronus, otherwise known as…


Saturn

Moons of Saturn

Of all the planetary bodies in the solar system, as of the time of this article being written, Saturn has the greatest number of moons. With 82 moons, Saturn has 3 more moons than Jupiter…


Saturn Mythology

Observation Of Saturn

Saturn is the most distant of the five planets easily visible to the naked eye from Earth, the other four being Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Saturn appears to the naked eye in the night…