Neptune

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by 22linclaudia
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Subject:
Planets
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Neptune

As you may have known Neptune was named after a Roman sea god. So Neptune's moons were named after various sea gods and nymphs in Greek mythology that were not very well known. Did you know Lassell discovered Triton 17 days after the people discovered Neptune? Also six moons, one of them being Proteus, weren't discovered until Voyager 2, a spacecraft, found them.

Bibliography-http://space-facts.com/neptune/-http://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-neptune.html-http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune

A fact that I find very interesting is that when Lassell discovered one of Neptune's moons he celebrated on beer! Also did you know that Lassell seemed to have discovered rings on Neptune but it was actually a distortion of the telescope. Later on he realized there actually were rings on Neptune! Many other of Neptune's rings were discovered by the Voyager's cameras.

Neptune is the eighth planet and the farthest from the Sun. Neptune was first seen in 1846 from the observation in Berlin. Also Neptune is the fourth largest planet in the Solar System!

Neptune's Moons

Neptune's layers

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Neptune's moons orbiting the planet

Some of Neptune's moons orbiting

Interesting Facts

Gerard Kuiper

Lassell

Neptune is 2.8 million miles away from the sun and it takes Neptune 165 years to orbit around the sun. Unbelievably Neptune has 6 rings too! Neptune has 13 moons, one moon is soon to be confirmed if it is Neptune's moon. Neptune is made out of a hot combination of water, ammonia, and methane. Neptune's atmosphere is made out of mostly hydrogen, helium, and methane. One day on Neptune takes about 16 hours. Also as you may have known Neptune, as we know it, does not support life

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