Interesting Space Facts
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It was named after the roman god of the sea due to its blue coloration. Neptune is centrally placed between Uranus and Pluto. Neptune is the second largest planet around the sun. It takes 164 earth years for Neptune to orbit the sun.
The air in the planet Neptune is never calm. The rings inside the planet are merely visible to naked eyes. The rings are made up of ice particles and grains of dust with a carbon substance coating them. Neptune is approximately 4.4 kilometers from our planet earth and it is invisible with the human eyes. Even while using binoculars, the planet Neptune may still not be visible to human eyes.
It took time for the planet Neptune to be discovered as ancient viewing equipment was never powerful enough to discover it.Neptune was discovered in 1843 through mathematical calculations. 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.Ice, water and ammonia make the surface of the planet Neptune. 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. The planet Neptune has 13 moons in total. 60,000 earth years are required for the planet Neptune to move around the sun.
Uranus is the seventh 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 not been named after a Roman god.
The planet Uranus revolves around the sun on its own side.It takes the planet Uranus 84 earth years to rotate around the sun. 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. 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 earth planets with an atmospheric temperature of -224 degrees centigrade. There are around 27 moons that rotate around the planet Uranus. Only one space craft has visited the planet Uranus since it was discovered.