The rings of Neptune consist primarily of five principal rings and were first
discovered (as "arcs") in 1984 in Chile by Patrice Bouchet, Reinhold Häfner and
Neptune's rings as seen by Voyager 2. Credit: NASA/JPL. Evidence for
incomplete arcs around Neptune first arose in the mid-1980s, when stellar
Neptune's Rings. Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun in our solar system.
A few days before the NASA spacecraft Voyager 2 skimmed by Neptune in 1989,
it acquired images of a faint, continuous ring system encircling the planet.
These rings are made up of rock, ice, and dust particles that range in size from ...
Scientists weren't convinced that Neptune's rings completely circled the planet, ...
Neptune's rings have been given names: the outermost is Adams (which contains
three prominent arcs now named Liberty, Equality and Fraternity), next is an ...
The Neptune System. [hs-2013-30-a]. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and M.
Showalter (SETI Institute). Links to Rings Node Resources. Search for Neptune
Apr 22, 2009 ... Neptune has 14 moons. It also has rings, but its rings are different from Saturn's.
Neptune's largest moon is named Triton. Triton is much larger ...
It is not generally known that Neptune has a ring system comprising 5 principle
rings called Galle, Le Verrier, Lassell, Arago, and Adams. There is another very ...
Neptune's rings were first detected in star occultation experiments from Earth in
1983, but they were very difficult to study before the data from Voyager 2.