Neptune

Hannah Reichenbach

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Facts on Neptune

Neptune, is the fourth largest and eighth planet from the Sun in our solar system. It's about 4,504,000,000 km from the Sun.


It, unlike Earth, is a ice giant and it's blue coloration is partly a result from methane absorbing red light in the atmosphere, but there are other causes for it that have yet to be identified. Neptune also has six rings which are dark like Uranus and Jupiter's but their composition has yet to be identified. Scientists have also found reason to believe that Neptune's atmosphere changes rapidly.

Ten facts about Neptune

Facts on Neptune, Continued

Neptune also has 14 moons; Naiad, Thalassa, Despina, Galatea, Larissa, S/2004 N1, Proteus, Triton, Nereid, Halimede, Sao, Laomedeia, Psamathe, and Neso.


It takes Neptune 164.79 Earth years to do one revolution around the sun and one day on Neptune is about 16 hours on Earth. The average temperature on Neptune is -392 degrees F. Neptune's winds are also nine time stronger than Earth's winds and three times stronger than Jupiter's. Neptune, while it is smaller visually than it's sister planet, Uranus, but mass wise it is actually bigger than Uranus.

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These are just a few facts on Neptune, please note that there is more facts then what is on this, and that more facts about Neptune keep on being discovered.

Works Cited

"Neptune Facts." Neptune. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

"Neptune - Overview | Planets - NASA Solar System Exploration." NASA Solar System Exploration. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.

"What Is Neptune's Temperature?" Space.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.