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Interesting Facts About Neptune Video for Kids

 

                                                 Neptune Missions

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun. It is the most distant one of all the planets. This planet was discovered by Jean Joseph Le Verrier. Initially, it was called Le Verrier but after some time it was Neptune after the Roman god of the Sea. It has an extremely active climate. It has 14 known moons and a very faint ring system. The average surface temperature of Neptune is approximate -214°C.

Missions: –

Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft that observed the planet Neptune in 1989. It passed about 4,950 kilometers above the North Pole of Neptune. This satellite was launched on August 20, 1977, and it made its closest approach after 12 years on August 25, 1989. It traveled at an average velocity of 19 kilometers per second. There are no other planetary missions are scheduled to the planet in near future.

Fun Facts: –

  • It is the smallest planet of all the ice giants.
  • Neptune has two storms, the Great Dark Spot and the Small Dark Spot.
  • This planet spins very quickly on its axis and takes 18 hours to complete one rotation.
  • Triton is the largest moon of this planet.
  • Neptune has a thick atmosphere which is made up of 74% hydrogen, 25% helium and remaining 1% of methane.
  • This planet has the fastest winds recorded in the solar system.
  • The interior of this planet is made of two layers: -a core and a mantle.
  • Uranus and Neptune look very similar but Neptune is a deeper blue.
 

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