Neptune By: katlin baker

Origin of the planets name: Neptune was named after the god of sea in the Roman mythology.

Diameter of Neptune: is 30,599 miles.

Rotation and Revolution: The rotation of Neptune is 16 hours and 6 minutes. The revolution of Neptune is 164.79 Earth years.

Neptune´s average distance from the Sun is 2.795 billion miles.

The average temperature on Neptune is -281 Celsius.

4 interesting facts about Neptune

1. Neptune was discovered by Jean Joseph Le Verrier

2. Neptune has the second largest gravity in the Solar System second to Jupiter.

3. Even though Neptune is smaller than Uranus it still has more mass.

4. Neptune looks blue because it is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. The methane in Neptune's upper atmosphere absorbs the red light from the sun but reflects the light in blue light.

Credits:

Created with images by skeeze - "solar system planets space" • WikiImages - "neptune planet solar system"

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