Mind Blowing Space Facts
Neptune is the eighth 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. The planet is very large in size. The planet takes 164 earth years to revolve around the sun.
There is a very active atmosphere on the planet Neptune with frequent storms and fast speed winds. 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. You can never see the planet Neptune clearly as it is very far from our planet earth.Even while using binoculars, the planet Neptune may still not be visible to human eyes.
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. 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.The first layer of the planet Neptune is made up of ice, water and ammonia. The planet Neptune does not witness cold temperatures.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 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 was the first planet to be discovered through the aid of a telescope. Uranus was discovered in 1781. It was quite tricky to discover the planet Uranus as it is usually dim and was usually mistaken for a comet.Unlike all other planets, Uranus was named after a Greek god called Ouranos.
The planet rotates around the sun in an opposite direction to the way our earth and other planets rotate around the Sun. 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 planet 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 earth planets with an atmospheric temperature of -224 degrees centigrade. The planet Uranus comes with a total number of 27 moons.The planet Uranus has not witnessed numerous visits since its discovery.