Amazing Space Facts
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It was named after the roman god of the sea due to its blue coloration. Neptune is positioned next to planet Uranus and Pluto.Neptune is the second largest planet around the sun. It takes approximately 164 earth years for the planet to go round the sun.
The air in the planet Neptune is never calm. Neptune consists of various rings that are very faint. The rings are made up of ice particles and grains of dust with a carbon substance coating them. Neptune is approximately 4.4 kilometers from our planet earth and it is invisible with the human eyes. You need strong equipment so as to see the planet Neptune.
Neptune was observed by many astronauts of the ancient times, but because the telescopes used were never powerful enough, they never realized that they were looking at a different planet. Mathematical calculations came in handy in discovering the planet Neptune in 1843.It was discovered that Neptune was a billion times further from the sun when compared to the planet Uranus.
The gases hydrogen, helium and methane make up the air in planet Neptune. Ice, water and ammonia make the surface of the planet Neptune. Though the planet Neptune contains water and sometimes ice, the temperatures there can be very hot. The planet has a blue color due to reflection of red light from the sun to a blue space. There are at least thirteen moons revolving around the planet Neptune. 60,000 earth years are required for the planet Neptune to move around the sun.
Uranus is located next to the planet Neptune and is second last to nearing the sun. Uranus was the first planet to be discovered through the aid of a telescope. It was not until 1781 that Uranus existence was brought to light. It was quite tricky to discover the planet Uranus as it is usually dim and was usually mistaken for a comet.Unlike all other planets, Uranus was named after a Greek god called Ouranos.
The planet rotates around the sun in an opposite direction to the way our earth and other planets rotate around the Sun. 84 earth years are required for the planet Uranus to orbit around the sun. A complete night or day consists of 42 earth years in this wonderful planet. Hydrogen and helium gases make up the air in the planet Uranus. Ice and rocks make up the surface of the planet Uranus.The upper layer of the planet Uranus is made up water, methane and ammonia crystals. Uranus is the coldest of all earth planets with an atmospheric temperature of -224 degrees centigrade. The planet Uranus comes with a total number of 27 moons. The planet Uranus has been visited only once in 1986 since its discovery.