Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
Browse:   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z  

Image credit: NASA
 

Neptune



Fourth largest planet and one of the four gas giants in our solar system. At a mean distance of 4.5 billion km from the Sun Neptune has a volume 72 times that of the Earth and a mass that is 17 times greater than that of the Earth. Its atmosphere is made up mainly of hyrdrogen and helium with a small percentage of methane which gives the planet its blue colour. There are eight moons known to be in orbit around Neptune, the largest being Triton which is only slightly smaller than our own Moon.

NASA's Voyager spacecraft have to date been the only probes to visit Neptune.

Related entries: Deimos, Mars, Martian, Mercury, Phobos, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus

Article Copyrightę Unexplained-Mysteries.com

   



 
 
<< Previous entry
 Nellis Air Force Range
Next entry >>
 Nessie
 
Related news stories:
 More Stories   
Posted 5-29-2019
Astronomers have found a planet with an atmosphere in a region that was thought to be hostile to such worlds....
Posted 3-15-2019
In a new study, scientists have worked out that, on average, Mercury is actually closer to us than Venus....
Posted 2-26-2019
The discoverer of the most distant known object in our solar system has now found an even more distant one....
Posted 2-21-2019
Scientists have successfully identified an entirely new moon in orbit around the gas giant Neptune....
 
 
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ