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The Planet Neptune




                     Andrew Wolf
                     February 10, 2012
Project Overview
• About Neptune
• Neptune’s
    discovery
•   Interesting facts
•   Living on Neptune
•   Water and gases
•   Neptune and
    Earth
•   Summary
About Neptune

 Orbital period: 60,189 days
 Atmosphere: hydrogen, helium, and methane
                            ₒ
 Average temperature: -360 F
 Neptune has 13 moons and
  6 rings
Neptune’s Discovery

 Neptune was discovered by John Couch
  Adams in 1846.
 Neptune got its name from the god of
  water.
 A spacecraft called Voyager 2 studied
  Neptune in 1989.
Interesting Facts

 Winds howl across the planet at speeds
  up to 1,490 miles.
 Neptune is so far away from the sun that it
  takes 165 Earth years to make one orbit.
 Very strong winds push clouds across
  Neptune.
Living on Neptune

 People could not survive on Neptune
 because it does not have oxygen.
Water and Gases

 There is water on Neptune.
 Neptune’s core has molten
  rock, water, liquid ammonia, and methane.
 Hydrogen, helium, and a small amount of
  methane gives the clouds blue color.
Neptune and Earth

 Neptune is 2,700,000,000 miles from
  Earth.
 Neptune doesn’t have landforms because
  it doesn’t have a flat surface.
 A day on Earth is 24 hours; a day on
  Neptune is 16 hours and 6 minutes.
 A year on Neptune is 164.79 Earth years.
Summary

 Neptune has 6 rings and 13 moons.
 Neptune is so cold because it’s so far
  away from the Sun.
 Neptune has water but people can’t live
  on it because it doesn’t have oxygen.

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The Planet Neptune

  • 1. The Planet Neptune Andrew Wolf February 10, 2012
  • 2. Project Overview • About Neptune • Neptune’s discovery • Interesting facts • Living on Neptune • Water and gases • Neptune and Earth • Summary
  • 3. About Neptune  Orbital period: 60,189 days  Atmosphere: hydrogen, helium, and methane ₒ  Average temperature: -360 F  Neptune has 13 moons and 6 rings
  • 4. Neptune’s Discovery  Neptune was discovered by John Couch Adams in 1846.  Neptune got its name from the god of water.  A spacecraft called Voyager 2 studied Neptune in 1989.
  • 5. Interesting Facts  Winds howl across the planet at speeds up to 1,490 miles.  Neptune is so far away from the sun that it takes 165 Earth years to make one orbit.  Very strong winds push clouds across Neptune.
  • 6. Living on Neptune  People could not survive on Neptune because it does not have oxygen.
  • 7. Water and Gases  There is water on Neptune.  Neptune’s core has molten rock, water, liquid ammonia, and methane.  Hydrogen, helium, and a small amount of methane gives the clouds blue color.
  • 8. Neptune and Earth  Neptune is 2,700,000,000 miles from Earth.  Neptune doesn’t have landforms because it doesn’t have a flat surface.  A day on Earth is 24 hours; a day on Neptune is 16 hours and 6 minutes.  A year on Neptune is 164.79 Earth years.
  • 9. Summary  Neptune has 6 rings and 13 moons.  Neptune is so cold because it’s so far away from the Sun.  Neptune has water but people can’t live on it because it doesn’t have oxygen.