Neptune The eighth planet

BACKGROUND:

In roman mythology, Neptune was the god of the sea. In 1613, Galileo first sighted Neptune. At first, he thought it was just a star, but soon realized that it was a planet. Neptune has been visited only once by a spacecraft, on Aug 25 1989.

INFORMATION:

Neptune is 24,622 km. The weight is 17.15 M⊕ and Neptune is 4.5 billion years old. Inside, it is made of hydrogen, helium, methane gas, water, ammonia, methane ices, rock and ice. It is blue with red-ish rings. The temperature is -353 Fahrenheit.

Define

Atmosphere:

The envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.

Astronomical unit

A unit of measurement equal to 149.6 million kilometers, the mean distance from the center of the earth to the centro of the sun.

Magnetic field

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

Satellite

A celestial body orbiting the earth or another planet.

Evolution

The gradual development of something

Aurora

A natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, especially near the northern or southern magnetic pole.

Facts

  1. Neptune is the 8th planet
  2. It takes Neptune 164.8 Earth years to orbit the Sun
  3. Neptune has the second largest gravity of any planet
  4. Neptune also has a second storm called the Small Dark Spot
  5. Neptune has 14 known moons

Websites

https://theplanets.org/neptune/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/neptune/

Contact

Name: Ashley Smith

Email: Hawkeye1082@austin.rr.com

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