Neptune Farthest planet from the sun

Neptune's History

Urbain Le Verrier, John Couch Adams, and Johann Gottfried Galle are the founder's of Neptune. Neptune is known for its fast planetary wind. Neptune was named after Poseidon, roman god of water. Neptune was found the furthest planet from the sun and, the 8th planet from the sun. Neptune was also found the 3rd most massive planet in the solar system.

Poseidon, Roman God of Water

Neptune Artifacts

The massive planet of Neptune has a radius of 15,299 miles. Neptune weighs 17.15 m, and it is 4.503 billion years old. The core of neptune is silicate rock, the mantle is made of icy water, ammonia, and methane, then the surface of the planet is made of hydrogen, helium and methane. Neptune looks like the sea with huge craters, that's why it's named after poseidon. Scientist have DISCOVERED that the surface of neptune is fully liquid hydrogen and helium, that's why it has a blue color.

Inside of Neptune

On Neptune

There has only ever been one space craft of nasa's to land on neptune. Neptune has 14 moons, which include Triton, Neso, Naiad, Larissa, and Thalassa. one manned spacecraft by nasa landed on neptune, THAT SPACE CRAFT IS THE VOYAGER 2, WHICH VISITED NEPTUNE ON THE GRAND TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Neptune is -353 FAHRENHEIT(-214 celsius) on the surface.

Neptune's Cratered Surface


Atmosphere- an ENVELOPE of gases surrounding a planet

astronomical unit- a unit of measurement equal to 149.6 million kilometers, the mean distance from the center of the earth to the center of the sun

magnetic field- a region around a magnetic material or a moving electric charge within which the force of magnetism acts

satellite- an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication

evolution- the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth

aurora- a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, usually near the northern or southern magnetic pole

Facts about Neptune

  • It takes Neptune 164.8 Earth years to orbit the sun
  • Neptune has the second largest gravity of any planet in the solar system – second only to Jupiter
  • The largest Neptunian moon, Triton, was discovered just 17 days after Neptune itself was discovered
  • The largest Neptunian moon, Triton, was discovered just 17 days after Neptune itself was discovered
  • Neptune also has a second storm called the Small Dark Spot
  • Neptune spins very quickly on its axis
  • Like the other outer planets, Neptune possesses a ring system
  • Neptune has the second largest gravity of any planet

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