introducing neptune

There are three types of planets in the solar system: rocky planets, gas giants, and ice giants. Neptune is one of the coldest planets. It is one of two ice giants. These are planets that are formed mainly of ice and are more than 10 times the size of earth. The other ice giant is Uranus. The ice giants are in the outer system. This mean that they are very far from the Sun.

neptune facts

Methane gas in Neptune's atmosphere make the planet appear blue. Neptune has the strongest and fastest winds in earths solar system winds can reach speeds of 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) per hour. This is nine times stronger then winds on earths. Each summer and winter on Neptune lasts 41 years. Neptune's six known rings are made of dust. Neptune has a strong, internal heat source. it make twice as much heat as it receives from the sun.

neptune the planet

Astronomers have discovered 13 moons around Neptune. Each of Neptune's moons is named for characters in Greek or Roman mythology. All the characters are somehow linked to Neptune or Poseidon Neptune's largest moon is called Triton. Triton orbits Neptune in the opposite direction from the other moons. Triton is the coldest place in the solar system. The temperature on Triton can fall to 391' Fahrenheit (-235' Celsius). Neptune, a blue-colored planet, is named after the Roman god of the sea. In Roman mythology, people believed that Neptune's quick temper was responsible for storms and earthquakes. Sailors often blamed him for causing storms at sea.

physical characteristics

Neptune's cloud has an especially vivid blue tint that is partly due to an as-yet-unidentified compound and the result of the absorption of red light by methane in the planets mostly hydrogen-helium atmosphere. Photos of Neptune reveal a blue planet.

Space School Neptune

The eighth planet from the sun, Neptune was the first planet located through mathematical predictions rather than through regular observations of the sky. (Galileo had recorded it as a fixed star during observations with his small telescope in 1612 and 1613.)

When Uranus didn't travel exactly as astronomers expected it to, a French mathematician, Joseph, proposed the position and mass of another as yet unknown planet that could cause the observed changes to Uranus's orbit.

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The ice giants, Neptune and Uranus, has proven difficult to model precisely. Current models suggest that the matter density in the outer regions of the Solar System was too low to account for the formation of such large bodies from the traditionally accepted method of core accretion and various hypotheses have been advanced to explain their creation.

about neptune

Neptune had eight fathers and they said the Neptune earth was the biggest world and they said they were trying to find some Neptune stuff. They went under water too and kids like him because they seen him the movie.
Could There Be Planets Beyond Neptune?


The Berlin observatory, following Le Verrier’s calculations giving the possible position of this object, searched for Neptune and found the planet. They named it Neptune after the Roman of the sea
in 1845, John c. Adams (1819-1892) used math to figure out where this missing planet should be . Unfortunately , the British astronomer and mathematician was young and unknown. No one believed him. In 1846, two German astronomers proved these predictions correct with the discovery of a greenish-blue planet exactly where it was supposed to be. The mystery of the motion of Uranus had been solved, and the new planet was named Neptune, after the Roman god of the sea.