The Planet Neptune...the other blue planet
The planet Neptune
is the 8th planet from the Sun in our solar system and it`s also a Jovian planet. That means it`s composed mainly of gas.
Although you can`t see the planet Neptune with just you eyes, you can get a good look at it with a telescope or binoculars.
When you see the planet, you`ll notice that it looks a lot like Uranus. It has a flat appearance and a similiar blue-green color. The color comes from the methane in the planet`s atmosphere. The methane absorbs the red light from the Sun and reflects the blue light.
Structure and atmosphere
Many astronomers think that the planet has a rocky core. The core may be surrounded by an ocean of rock and water. This ocean rises up to a gas-filled atmosphere.
The atmosphere of the 8th planet is a lot like the atmosphere of Uranus. Hydrogen, helium, and methane fill this volatile environment.
A stormy planet
When Voyager 2 visited the planet in 1989, it found a very stormy and disruptive place. The 8th planet in our solar system is a very cold windy, and stormy place.
Scientists found a massive storm on the planet roughly about the size of the Earth!Of course, whenever scientists discover anything new, they give it a name. They called the storm the Great Dark Spot.
Hot and cold at the same time
The surface temperature is bitterly cold (-350 degrees), but the temperature at the core is extremely hot. The difference in temperature and the planet`s high rotational speed cause winds to be as high as 1200 mph!
Did you know that one of the planet`s moons is larger than the planet itself?
Here are more facts about the Astronomy of neptune the planet: