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Neptune is the farthest 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. Neptune is the second largest planet around the sun. It takes 164 earth years for Neptune to orbit the sun.
There is a series of blowing winds and storms around the planet Neptune. 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. You can never see the planet Neptune clearly as it is very far from our planet earth. 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.
The atmosphere in Neptune is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. The first layer of the planet Neptune is made up of ice, water and ammonia. 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 at least thirteen moons revolving around the planet Neptune. Neptune takes 60, 190 earth years to orbit around 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. Uranus planet can be very dim and this made it to be mistaken for a star before it was discovered. Uranus is the only planet that has been named after a Greek god.
The planet Uranus revolves around the sun on its own side.It takes the planet Uranus 84 earth years to rotate around the sun. 42 years represent either one day or one night in planet Uranus. Hydrogen and helium gases make up the air in the planet Uranus. The lower surface of the planet Uranus consists of rocks surrounded by ice particles. Water, methane and ammonia crystals make up the upper layer of the planet Uranus.Uranus is the coldest of all earth planets with an atmospheric temperature of -224 degrees centigrade. There are around 27 moons that rotate around the planet Uranus. The planet Uranus has not witnessed numerous visits since its discovery.