Amazing 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. Only the planet Jupiter is larger than Neptune in all the planets. The planet takes 164 earth years to revolve around the sun.
The air in the planet Neptune is never calm. 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. You can never see the planet Neptune clearly as it is very far from our planet earth.Even while using binoculars, the planet Neptune may still not be visible to human eyes.
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. Mathematical calculations came in handy in discovering the planet Neptune in 1843.It was discovered that Neptune was a billion times further from the sun when compared to the planet Uranus.
The gases hydrogen, helium and methane make up the air in planet Neptune. Neptune is made up of ice, water and ammonia. The temperatures in planet Neptune are very hot. The planet has a blue color due to reflection of red light from the sun to a blue space. 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 the second last planet from the sun. Uranus was the first planet to be discovered through the aid of a telescope. It was not until 1781 that Uranus existence was brought to light. 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 the coldest of all earth planets with an atmospheric temperature of -224 degrees centigrade. The planet Uranus comes with a total number of 27 moons.The planet Uranus has not witnessed numerous visits since its discovery.