Mind Blowing Space Facts
The sun is surrounded by eight planets and Neptune is the last one.It was named after the roman god of the sea due to its blue coloration. Neptune is positioned next to planet Uranus and Pluto. Only the planet Jupiter is larger than Neptune in all the planets.It takes approximately 164 earth years for the planet to go round the sun.
The air in the planet Neptune is never calm. Neptune consists of various rings that are very faint. Dust and ice particles form to make up the rings in planet Neptune. You can never see the planet Neptune clearly as it is very far from our planet earth. 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. 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 Neptune derives it blue color from reflecting light on a blue surface. There are thirteen moons inside the planet Neptune.Neptune takes 60, 190 earth years to orbit around the sun.
Uranus is located next to the planet Neptune and is second last to nearing the sun.The planet is visible to the naked eyes and was the first to be discovered by use of a telescope. It was not until 1781 that Uranus existence was brought to light.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 Uranus revolves around the sun on its own side.For Uranus to rotate around the sun, 84 earth years are required.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. The upper layer of the planet Uranus is made up water, methane and ammonia crystals. 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.