Neptune

Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto

What do you call a space magician ?
A flying sorcerer !

Moon(s): Naiad, Thalassa, Despina and Galatea , Larissa , Proteus , Triton , Nereid

Equatorial diameter: 49,528 km (3.883 Earths)

Mass: 1.02431026 kg (17.147 Earths)

Equatorial gravity: 11.15 m/s2 (1.14 g)

Named after: the Roman god of seas

Orbital period: 60,223 earth days

Star sign:

Neptune is the eighth, or occasionally, the ninth planet in our solar system.  This is due to the Pluto's eccentric orbit.

The planet is the smallest of the gas giants.  However, Neptune has an extremely strong gravitational field.

Faint dark rings have been detected around the planet, but less substantial than those on Saturn.

On September 23, 1846, Neptune was visited by Voyager 2 which flew by the planet on August 25, 1989.

Neptune's composition is probably similar to Uranus': various ices and rocks with about 15% hydrogen and a little bit of helium.

Neptune's blue color is the result of absorption of red light by methane.

Neptune's winds are the fastest in the solar system, reaching 2000 km / hour.

Neptune has rings, but its composition is unknown.

Neptune's magnetic field is oddly oriented, probably generated by motions of conductive material (probably water) in its middle layers.
 

 

A picture of Neptune


I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.
What high hopes you have !



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