Interesting 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 positioned next to planet 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 series of blowing winds and storms around the planet Neptune. The rings in planet Neptune are barely visible as they are very faint.The rings are made up of ice particles and grains of dust with a carbon substance coating them. 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. You need special equipment to enable you 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. Neptune was discovered in 1843 through mathematical calculations. Neptune is the only planet that is situated far away from the sun.
The air in Neptune is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane gases.The first layer of the planet Neptune is made up of ice, water and ammonia.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. The planet Neptune has 13 moons in total. 60,000 earth years are required for the planet Neptune to move around the sun.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. The planet is visible to the naked eyes and was the first to be discovered by use of a telescope. 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 not been named after a Roman god.
The planet rotates around the sun in an opposite direction to the way our earth and other planets rotate around the Sun. It takes the planet Uranus 84 earth years to rotate around the sun. 42 years represent either one day or one night in planet Uranus. 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 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.