Interesting Space Facts
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. The planet Neptune is blue in color and was named after a roman sea god like all other planets. Neptune is centrally placed between Uranus and Pluto. The planet is very large in size. It takes approximately 164 earth years for the planet to go round the sun.
There is a series of blowing winds and storms around the planet Neptune. The rings inside the planet are merely visible to naked eyes. 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. 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. Neptune was discovered in 1843 through mathematical calculations. It was discovered that Neptune was a billion times further from the sun when compared to the planet Uranus.
The air in Neptune is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane gases.Ice, water and ammonia make the surface of the planet Neptune. 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. Neptune takes 60, 190 earth years to orbit 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. 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 not been named after a Roman god.
The planet rotates around the sun along its own axis. 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. 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 a planet that has very low temperatures. The planet Uranus has a total of 27 moons. The planet Uranus has been visited only once in 1986 since its discovery.