Mind Blowing Space Facts
Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun. All other planets around the sun have been named after roman gods and the planet Neptune is no exception.Neptune is positioned next to planet Uranus and Pluto.Neptune is the second largest planet around the sun. The planet takes 164 earth years to revolve around the sun.
The air in the planet Neptune is never calm. The rings inside the planet are merely visible to naked eyes. The rings in the planet Neptune are usually made up of ice and dust particles. Neptune is approximately 4.4 kilometers from our planet earth and it is invisible with the human eyes. You need special equipment to enable you see the planet Neptune.
It took time for the planet Neptune to be discovered as ancient viewing equipment was never powerful enough to discover it. Mathematical calculations came in handy in discovering the planet Neptune in 1843.It was noted that the planet Neptune
was located further away from the sun than other planets.
The air in Neptune is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane gases.Ice, water and ammonia make the surface of the planet Neptune. The planet Neptune does not witness cold temperatures. The planet Neptune derives it blue color from reflecting light on a blue surface. There are thirteen moons inside 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 is large in size and can be easily seen with the human eyes. The planet was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel. Uranus planet can be very dim and this made it to be mistaken for a star before it was discovered. Uranus is the only planet that has been named after a Greek god.
The planet Uranus revolves around the sun on its own side.It takes the planet Uranus 84 earth years to rotate around the sun. For 42 earth years, the planet Uranus is in darkness while the rest of the time it is under light. Hydrogen and helium gases make up the air in the planet Uranus. The lower surface of the planet Uranus consists of rocks surrounded by ice particles. The upper layer of the planet Uranus is made up water, methane and ammonia crystals. Uranus is the coldest of all the other planets that surround the sun. There are around 27 moons that rotate around the planet Uranus. The planet Uranus has not witnessed numerous visits since its discovery.