Mind Blowing Space Facts
Neptune is the eighth 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 centrally placed between Uranus and Pluto. Neptune is the second largest planet around the sun. The planet takes 164 earth years to revolve around the sun.
There is a very active atmosphere on the planet Neptune with frequent storms and fast speed winds. 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.
Neptune was usually presumed to be a star in the ancient times since there was no special equipment to help view it. In 1843, Neptune was discovered through the help of mathematical calculations. It was discovered that Neptune was a billion times further from the sun when compared to the planet Uranus.
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 at least thirteen moons revolving around the planet Neptune. Neptune takes 60, 190 earth years to orbit around the sun.
Uranus is the second last planet from the sun. Uranus was the first planet to be discovered through the aid of a telescope. Uranus was discovered in 1781. 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 Uranus revolves around the sun on its own side.84 earth years are required for the planet Uranus to orbit 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. On its surface is an icy mantle surrounded by rocks. Its upper atmosphere is made up of water, methane and ammonia crystals which give it its pale blue color. Uranus is a planet that has very low temperatures.There are around 27 moons that rotate around the planet Uranus. Only one space craft has visited the planet Uranus since it was discovered.