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For the Roman god, please see Neptune (mythology).

Neptune (also known as Sol VIII) was the eighth planet of the Sol system.

Location

Earth solar system, The changeling

"Chart 14A: The Sol System" showing the location of Neptune

At warp 4.5, it would take six minutes to travel from Earth to Neptune and back. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

In 1996, the position and orbital path of Neptune in the Sol system were depicted on a poster in the office where Rain Robinson worked, at the Griffith Observatory. (VOY: "Future's End")

In 2267, the position and orbital path of Neptune were illustrated on "Chart 14A: The Sol System". The chart was filed in the USS Enterprise library computer. It was scanned by the probe Nomad in auxiliary control. (TOS: "The Changeling" production art)

History

Painting of Neptune as seen from Triton

A painting of Neptune, as seen from it's moon Triton

In 2257, the USS Discovery passed through the Neptunian system on its course to Vulcan. After leaving the system, the Federation starship went to warp. (DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?")

According to Arex, the cosmic cloud encountered by the USS Enterprise in 2269 was twice the diameters of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune in size. (TAS: "One of Our Planets Is Missing")

A painting depicting Neptune as seen from Triton hung above Geordi La Forge's bed in his quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "The Most Toys", "The Mind's Eye")

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Background information

Neptune was named after the Roman god of water.

The painting of Neptune and Triton was created by Rick Sternbach and lent to the production. It was originally published by Astronomy Magazine and The Planetary Society. [1]

According to Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I"), Neptune was a charter member of the United Federation of Planets in 2161.

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 73), Neptune orbited the sun at an average distance of thirty au.

Apocrypha

In 1975, the Mego toy company produced a reptilian action figure doll called a "Neptunian," although such a creature never appeared at any time during the Star Trek franchise. Mego may have intended to create a Skorr or Aquan action doll, but it looks nothing like the animated species. [2]

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