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The Planet Neptune

Interesting facts about the planet Neptune

The Planet NeptuneNeptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It is one of the large gaseous planets, but it has only very faint rings.

Interesting facts about the planet Neptune:

  • Average distance from the sun:  2.77 billion miles
  • Average distance from Earth:  2.68 billion miles
  • Rank in size among the planets:  4th 
  • Diameter at the equator:  30,758 miles 
  • Planet type: Gaseous 
  • Mass:  17.23 times the earth's mass 
  • Gravity:  1.19 times the earth's gravity 
  • Surface temperature:  approximately -357 F 
  • Orbital velocity:  3.37 miles/sec 
  • Earth years required to orbit the sun:  164.78 
  • Tilt of axis:  2848' 
  • Earth hours required to rotate on its axis: 16h 3m 
  • Escape velocity:  15.53 miles/sec 
  • Number of moons:  13+ 
  • Does Neptune have and atmosphere?  yes 

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