FACTS ABOUT NEPTUNE

NEPTUNE

1. ​ LOCATION IN THE SYSTEM
     Neptune is the eigth planet from 
     the Sun at a whopping 2.8 billion
     miles away from its closest source
     of heat.

2. ANOTHER GIANT
     Neptune is also a ice giant. Most of
     it's mass derived of dense icy
     materials  such as water, methane,
     and ammonia, all of which reside
     above a rocky core a little smaller
     than the earth.

3. ALOT OF GAS
     Neptune's atmosphere is mainly
     composed of Hydrogen and Helium
     gas with a thin layer of Methane
     above it all. The Methane layer
     absorbing the red light makes the 
     planet appear blue.

4. 13 IS NOT UNLUCKY
     This happens to be the number of 
     moons that Neptune has. Though,
     a 14th is said to have been discovered,
     NASA has yet to confirm it as a moon.

5. ​ONE OF FOUR
     Neptune is one of four planets that
​     have rings but is third in line for how
     many. Neptune has 6 known rings,
     Jupiter 4, Saturn 12, and Uranus
     leading the pack with 13 rings.

6.  WHERE DID THE DAY GO
     Neptune runs third in a few categories
     one of which is the length of it's day.
     With Neptune having a 16 hour day
     only two planets days are shorter.
     Saturn having a 10 + hr. day and
     Jupiter  coming in at about a 9.9 hr.
     day.

7. DO THE SEASONS EVER END
     If you ever liked a particular time of
     the year and found yourself anxiously
     awaiting the summer or winter then
     you would never want to be on
     Neptune. A year on Neptune is equal 
​     to 165 Earth yrs. That means each
     season would last approximately
     41 yrs.

8. GET OUT OF THE WAY
    Because of Pluto's eccentric orbit it 
     will somtimes crossover the orbit of 
     Neptune, occasionally making it the
     farthest  planet from the Sun.

9. NO CHANCE FOR LIFE
     Again because of the planets temp.
     and atmosphere there is no chance of
     life as we know it.
How beautiful it's color is, blue with traces of white. A far distant giant slowly moving it's way around our star. It's mass of dense icy materials lies beneath the greater part of it's gas atmosphere that only lends to the dark and windy conditions that exist within.

  The knowledge of my existence solely owed to the workings of true science.

A DARK STORM DIES

NASA GODDARD
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 15TH 2015

NEPTUNE