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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Neptune Facts


     Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and last of the all planet. It is the third largest planet in mass. It was named after the Roman god of Sea due to the Blue coloration. 

Facts about Neptune:
  • Neptune takes 164.8 Earth years to orbit around sun - Last completion 11 July 2011
  • Neptune was discovered by Jean Joseph Le Verrier
  • Neptune is named after the Roman god of Sea
  • Neptune has the second largest gravity in our solar system
  • The orbit path of Neptune is approximately 30 astronomical units (AU) from Sun
  • The largest Neptunian moon, Triton was discovered just 17 days after Neptune was discovered
  • Neptune has a storm similar to the Great Red Spot on the Jupiter
  • Neptune also has a second storm called the Small Dark Spot
  • Neptune spins very quickly on its axis - 18 hours
  • Only one spacecraft, the Voyager 2 visited the Neptune
  • The Climate on Neptune is extremely active - The Solar winds speeds upto 1,340 km/hour
  • Neptune has ring system which are very faint
  • Neptune has 14 moons
  • Neptune has an average surface temperature of -214 degree Celsius         
Tags: Neptune Facts | Planetary Facts | Space Facts


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