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Structure and Behavior of NEPTUNE. Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun in our solar system. . )/solar+system. Neptune is the 4 th largest planet in our Solar System.

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Structure and Behavior of



Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun in our solar system.


Neptune is the 4th largest planet

in our Solar System


Neptune’s diameter = 30,775 miles (49,528 km)

  • 3.88 times the diameter of the Earth.


Neptune\'s blue color is caused by the methane (CH4) in its atmosphere; this molecule absorbs red light.


Neptune day = 16 hours and 6.7 minutes.

  • Neptune orbits the Sun every 165 years ( = 1 Neptune Year) This is about 60,190 Earth days.

The mean distance between the sun and Neptune is 4.5 Billion kilometers.

  • Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle, of the Berlin Observatory, and Louis d\'Arrest, an astronomy student.




Great Dark Spot

  • Neptune has several large, dark spots similar to Jupiter\'s Great Red Spot.
  • The largest spot is named the Great Dark Spot and is about the size of the earth.
  • The Great Dark Spot (also known as GDS-89[1]).


Neptune has five rings: Galle, Le Verrier, Lassell, Arago, and Adams.

The rings are composed of at least 20% dust with some of the rings containing as much as 70% dust; the rest of the material comprising the rings is small rocks.


Neptune\'s Moons

  • Neptune has a total of 13 moons.
  • Among the 13, Triton is the largest.
  • Triton which was discovered just 17 days after Neptune was found.
  • After 100 years later to find the second moon, Nereid.



The planet is named after the Roman God of Sea, Neptune.

2. Neptune is categorized as “ICE GIANT” like Uranus. The

interior is primarily composed of ice & rock.

3. Neptune is one of the coldest planets because of it’s distance from the sun.

4. Only the spacecraft Voyager 2 has ever visited Neptune – it flew by the planet in August 25, 1989.