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Offline PotzUK

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« on: 16:04:56, 25 August, 2005 »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/25/newsid_2535000/2535545.stm

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Neptune is over two billion miles from Earth - the most distant planet in our solar system.
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« Reply #1 on: 16:11:58, 25 August, 2005 »
I'm no expert on planetary stuff Tony, but I seem to recall that during the 80's or 90's two of the outer planets actually changed places (for a year or so) with regard to distance from Earth.

Maybe this was it.

Anyone else got any input??

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« Reply #2 on: 16:34:56, 25 August, 2005 »
Hadn't thought of that :)

Though the first time I read it, it sounded like they meant Earth was the most distant planet  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: 16:47:01, 25 August, 2005 »
Indeed, back in  August 1989, Pluto was just inside Neptune's orbit...

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« Reply #4 on: 18:25:30, 31 August, 2005 »
they teach that stuff in Science now ;)
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