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 centrally placed between 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.
There is a series of blowing winds and storms around the planet Neptune. 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.
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. 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 air in Neptune is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane gases.Neptune is made up of ice, water and ammonia. 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. 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. Uranus is large in size and can be easily seen with the human eyes. The planet was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel. It was quite tricky to discover the planet Uranus as it is usually dim and was usually mistaken for a comet. Uranus is the only planet that has not been named after a Roman god.
The planet rotates around the sun along its own axis. 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. The atmosphere in Uranus is made up of hydrogen and helium gases. 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 comes with a total number of 27 moons. The planet Uranus has been visited only once in 1986 since its discovery.