Talk:Rings of Neptune

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merge, redirect?[edit]

Mostly contains information already at Neptune. :) Dlohcierekim 12:05, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Indeed, this article contains no information of its own, will redirect now. Circeus 15:24, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
This is in the process of being remedied... Deuar 22:50, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


I removed the following table from Neptune:

Name of ring Radius (km) Width (km) Notes
1989 N3R ('Galle') 41,900 15 Named after Johann Galle
1989 N2R ('Leverrier') 53,200 15 Named after Urbain Le Verrier
1989 N4R ('Lassell') 55,400 6 Named after William Lassell
Arago Ring 57,600 - Named after François Arago
Liberté Ring Arc 62,900 - "Leading" arc
Égalité Ring Arc 62,900 - "Equidistant" arc
Fraternité Ring Arc 62,900 - "Trailing" arc
Courage Ring Arc 62,900 -
1989 N1R ('Adams') 62,930 <50 Named after John Couch Adams

If anyone wants to work it into this article (if it contains unique information), feel free to use it. — Pious7TalkContribs 21:05, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Inner rings[edit]

If there are inner rings, presumably there are also outer rings? Serendipodous 13:39, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Adams is an outer ring. Ruslik (talk) 14:04, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Some mention should be made of why the Adams ring is distinct from the other inner rings. Also, the diagram makes it seem like Larissa and Proteus have rings. Serendipodous 17:14, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

No edit notice[edit]


Please insert {{TFA-editnotice}} in its editnotice; since it's now showing on the Main Page. Thanks TbhotchTalk C. 00:15, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

I think User:Chzz did this. J.delanoygabsadds 00:58, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you TbhotchTalk C. 01:00, 19 May 2010 (UTC)


This article is devoid of wikilinks. Could we try wikilinking it a bit more?Smallman12q (talk) 01:15, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

What else would you like to see wikilinked?—RJH (talk) 21:54, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Date of discovery and detection[edit]

In the first line of the header it claims that the rings were initially discovered by Voyager in 1989. In the second last line of the header t says that some of the arks of one of the rings havre changed remarkable little since their detection in 1980 - some 9 years prior to their discovery. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:17, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

I think the difference represents the detection by occultations in the 1980s and the definitive observation of the rings during the Voyager fly-by in 1989.—RJH (talk) 18:44, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Featured Article Picture[edit]

Was it meant to have the black box covering what I assume is supposed to be Neptune? If not, it takes away from the actual picture.Halofanatic333 (talk) 12:30, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

It's actually two pictures, one on either side of Neptune. The rings are very dark, so if Neptune had been in the same frame, it would have been very difficult to get a clear photo against the relative glare of Neptune. --Patteroast (talk) 13:47, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, that's pretty cool.Halofanatic333 (talk) 21:27, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Not completely true...[edit]

The innermost ring of Neptune is called the Galle ring after Johann Gottfried Galle, the first person to see Neptune through a telescope (1846). Actually, Galileo was the first person to see Neptune through a telescope. Galle is the first person to see Neptune and unquestionably realize what it was. (talk) 13:35, 8 October 2011 (UTC)