Mind Blowing Space Facts
The sun is surrounded by eight planets and Neptune is the last one. All other planets around the sun have been named after roman gods and the planet Neptune is no exception.Neptune is centrally placed between Uranus and Pluto. Only the planet Jupiter is larger than Neptune in all the planets.It takes 164 earth years for Neptune to orbit the sun.
There is a very active atmosphere on the planet Neptune with frequent storms and fast speed winds. The rings in planet Neptune are barely visible as they are very faint. The rings in the planet Neptune are usually made up of ice and dust particles. Neptune is the farthest from the earth as it is situated 4.4 billion kilometers from our planet earth. It is not visible to the human naked eyes. Even while using binoculars, the planet Neptune may still not be visible to human eyes.
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 atmosphere in Neptune is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. 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 Neptune derives it blue color from reflecting light on a blue surface.There are at least thirteen moons revolving around the planet Neptune. It takes approximately 60,000 earth years for the planet Neptune to revolve round 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. It was not until 1781 that Uranus existence was brought to light.Due to its dimness, William first thought it was a comet but it was later discovered that it was a planet on its own. Uranus is the only planet that has been named after a Greek god.
The planet rotates around the sun along its own axis. 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.The planet Uranus is made up of hydrogen and helium gases.The lower surface of the planet Uranus consists of rocks surrounded by ice particles. Its upper atmosphere is made up of water, methane and ammonia crystals which give it its pale blue color. Uranus is the coldest of all earth planets with an atmospheric temperature of -224 degrees centigrade. There are around 27 moons that rotate around the planet Uranus. The planet Uranus has not witnessed numerous visits since its discovery.