Interesting Space Facts
The sun is surrounded by eight planets and Neptune is the last one.The planet Neptune is blue in color and was named after a roman sea god like all other planets. Neptune is usually positioned 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 series of blowing winds and storms around the planet Neptune.Neptune consists of various rings that are very faint. Dust and ice particles form to make up the rings in planet Neptune.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.
Neptune was usually presumed to be a star in the ancient times since there was no special equipment to help view 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.The first layer of the planet Neptune is made up of ice, water and ammonia.The temperatures in planet Neptune are very hot. The methane present in planet Neptune absorbs red light from the sun and then reflects it to a blue space and this is how the planet gets its blue color. 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 the second last planet from the sun. The planet is visible to the naked eyes and was the first to be discovered by use of a telescope. Uranus was discovered in 1781. 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 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.On its surface is an icy mantle surrounded by rocks. Water, methane and ammonia crystals make up the upper layer of the planet Uranus. Uranus is a planet that has very low temperatures.There are around 27 moons that rotate around the planet Uranus. The planet Uranus has not witnessed numerous visits since its discovery.