Yesterday, my favorite planet, Neptune, completed it’s first complete orbit of the Sun, since its discovery in 1846. Its existence had actually been mathematically predicted, and in fact the planet had been observed many times before, including by Galileo, but it wasn’t receognized as a planet.
Netpune takes nearly 165 years to orbit the Sun. Although the fartherst planet from the Sun, it has the fastest winds in the solar system — over 1,300 mph. The planet radiates from internal sources, more than 2.6x the amount of heat it receives from the Sun
When the “ice giant” world was asked for comment about this auspicious event, it was heard to say,
“Huh? Who are you?”