Thursday, June 23, 2016

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Neptune

From its 14 moons, to the history of naming this blue gas giant, in this post, we’re going visit the planet of Neptune, and learn 10 interesting facts about Neptune that you probably didn’t know before.

In this video we will be looking at these Facts About Neptune:

10. The “new” farthest planet
9. Roman God of the Sea
8. Three years short
7. By comparison
6. The Windy Planet
5. Blue Hue
4. The 14 moons of Neptune
3. No Birthdays Here
2. Yes, there are rings.
1. It’s VERY cold and VERY hot.

About Neptune:

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third-largest by mass. Among the giant planets in the Solar System, Neptune is the most dense. Neptune is 17 times the mass of Earth and is slightly more massive than its near-twin Uranus, which is 15 times the mass of Earth and slightly larger than Neptune.Neptune orbits the Sun once every 164.8 years at an average distance of 30.1 astronomical units (4.50×109 km). Named after the Roman god of the sea, its astronomical symbol is ♆, a stylised version of the god Neptune’s trident.

Neptune is not visible to the unaided eye and is the only planet in the Solar System found by mathematical prediction rather than by empirical observation. Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led Alexis Bouvard to deduce that its orbit was subject to gravitational perturbation by an unknown planet. Neptune was subsequently observed with a telescope on 23 September 1846by Johann Galle within a degree of the position predicted by Urbain Le Verrier. Its largest moon, Triton, was discovered shortly thereafter, though none of the planet’s remaining known 14 moons were located telescopically until the 20th century.

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