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July 12, 2011 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-19

Neptune Completes Its First Circuit Around The Sun Since Its Discovery


Video: Neptune's 165-year-long Orbit

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While Neptune slogged around the Sun over the last 165 years, a lot has happened on Earth in that span of time. This video chronicles some of the major events that occurred on this planet during a single Neptune orbit.

Video Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):

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Neptune's 165-year-long Orbit (with music) Running Time: 1 minute 11 seconds
Neptune's 165-year-long Orbit Running Time: 1 minute 12 seconds