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SPACE:


Milky Way
Solar System
Stars
Sun
Black Holes
Asteroids
Comets
Meteorites
Moon

Telescopes

Visit these amazing
destinations in
SPACE:

Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus

Neptune
Pluto






 

Picture Credit: NASA/JPL

My Notes:

Neptune

  On Neptune, the atmosphere is a combination of ammonia, helium, and methane with surface winds reaching up to 2000 km/hr.

Like Uranus, Neptune gets its blue color from the layer of methane gas in its upper atmosphere.

Neptune has a ring system of four rings consisting of two fat and two thin rings.

Of Neptune's 13 natural satellites, four orbit within these rings.

The largest satellite orbiting Neptune is Triton.

Because of its retrograde orbit, its density, and its composition, scientists believe that Triton was not originally a satellites of Neptune.

Triton is composed of mainly rock and ice, with a thin atmosphere of nitrogen and methane.

It is believed that Triton was caught by Neptune's strong magnetic and gravitational fields and pulled into orbit.




 
 
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