Interesting Space Facts

space3.PNGNeptune 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 164 earth years for Neptune to orbit the sun. Learn more.

The air in the planet Neptune is never calm. The rings in planet Neptune are barely visible as they are very faint. Dust and ice particles form to make up the rings in planet Neptune.Neptune is approximately 4.4 kilometers from our planet earth and it is invisible with the human eyes. You need strong equipment so as to 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. In 1843, Neptune was discovered through the help of mathematical calculations. It was noted that the planet Neptune
was located further away from the sun than other planets. See moreĀ neptune facts.

The gases hydrogen, helium and methane make up the air in planet Neptune. Ice, water and ammonia make the surface of the planet Neptune. The planet Neptune does not witness cold temperatures. The planet has a blue color due to reflection of red light from the sun to a blue space. There are thirteen moons inside the planet Neptune. It takes approximately 60,000 earth years for the planet Neptune to revolve round 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. 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 rotates around the sun in an opposite direction to the way our earth and other planets rotate around the Sun. 84 earth years are required for the planet Uranus to orbit around the sun. 42 years represent either one day or one night in planet Uranus. The atmosphere in Uranus is made up of hydrogen and helium gases. The lower surface of the planet Uranus consists of rocks surrounded by ice particles. The upper layer of the planet Uranus is made up water, methane and ammonia crystals. Uranus is the coldest of all the other planets that surround the sun. The planet Uranus has a total of 27 moons. Only one space craft has visited the planet Uranus since it was discovered. VisitĀ for more information.