Facts on Neptune

By: Levi Wilson

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. The origin of Neptune is from the Greek god Poseidon and the distance from the sun is 2.8 billion miles away. The length of day is 16 hours and 6 minutes and the length of year is 164 days.

More Neptune Facts

Neptune's temperature range from high to low is HIGH=290 F, LOW=270 F. Neptune is 8 and a half pounds heavier. The atmosphere is made up of Hydrogen, Helium, and Methane. Neptune's circular orbit is offset from the Sun. At times, Neptune's orbit takes it further from the Sun than any other planet in the Solar System. In 2011, Neptune will complete its first orbit around the Sun since it was discovered in 1846.