Neptune facts – Fascinating facts about Neptune

Neptune facts for kids

Neptune is the third largest planet in terms of mass, and the fourth in terms of diameter.

Neptune takes about 164.8 Earth years to orbit the Sun.

The blue coloration of Neptune is due to methane, which absorbs light having a wavelength corresponding to red.

Neptune’s interior is divided into two layers, core and mantel.

Neptune rotates very quickly as compared to the terrestrial planets. It has a rotational period of a little over 16 hours, and has the third shortest day in solar system.

In 2011, Neptune completed its first orbit around the Sun since its discovery in 1846.

Triton is about the same size as out moon.

Neptune is 58 times the volume of Planet earth that means that 58 Earth could fit inside it.

Triton is the seventh largest moon in the solar system.

Due to extreme pressure and temperature, it rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus.