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.Neptune is the second largest planet around the sun. It takes approximately 164 earth years for the planet to go round 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 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 strong equipment so as to see the planet Neptune.
It took time for the planet Neptune to be discovered as ancient viewing equipment was never powerful enough to discover it. In 1843, Neptune was discovered through the help of mathematical calculations. Neptune is the only planet that is situated far away from the sun.
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 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. The planet Neptune has 13 moons in total. Neptune takes 60, 190 earth years to orbit 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. The planet was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel. 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 not been named after a Roman 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. Hydrogen and helium gases make up the air in the planet Uranus. Ice and rocks make up the surface of the planet Uranus.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 the other planets that surround the sun. The planet Uranus has a total of 27 moons. The planet Uranus has been visited only once in 1986 since its discovery.