Neptune

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What is Neptune made of?

  • 80% hydrogen
  • 19% helium
  • a small amount of water
  • a small amount of methane
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Distances/TImes

  • 4.5 billion kilometers (2.8 billion miles) from the sun
  • 165 years for one revolution
  • 16.11 hours to rotate
  • average of -218 degrees Celsius
  • eight planet to the sun
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Moons

Neptune has 13 moons and one more waiting to be officially confirmed a moon.

Names of moons:

  • Triton (largest)
  • Nereid
  • Proteus
  • Larissa
  • Despina
  • Galatea
  • Thalassa
  • Naiad
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Fun Facts

  • Named after the Roman God of the Sea
  • Winds on Neptune can reach up to 9 times stronger than Earth winds
  • 6 rings of dust and rock surround the planet
  • Completed its first full orbit in 2011 (but was discovered in 1846)
  • The radius of Neptune is about 15,299 miles around
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