The Planet Neptune. By: Caroline Lafferty. How did Neptune get it’s name?.
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By: Caroline Lafferty
It was named after the Greek god Neptune. During the Greek mythology times, astronomers named the 4 inner planets after the most important gods. Astronomers eventually found the outer planets and keep the tradition of naming them after the gods. Once they got to Neptune, they decided to name it after Neptune, the god of the sea. They named it this because of it’s bluish glow.
Neptune was first discovered by Galileo in 1612. He recorded it though as a fixed star. It was found to be a planet in 1846 by Urbian Joseph le Verner by using mathematics.
Neptune would sink because it’s mass is heavier than 1.10g.
Neptune’s atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. It has a very thin atmosphere since it has no firm surface.
Neptune is very cold. It is considered as the “ice giant.” The average temperature for Neptune is -346º .
Neptune has very powerful winds up to 644mph and very strong storms. The blue spot on the planet is where the worst storm occurs.
The only water that is found on Neptune is in the atmosphere.
The answer is no. Neptune is too cold and does not have gravity so the human would float into space.
Neptune has the most violent storms than any other planet in our solar system
If you weigh 100 pounds on earth, you would weigh 119 pounds on Neptune