Does Neptune have rings orbiting the planet?

Answer In 1989, images taken by Voyager 2 confirmed the existence of at least nine rings around planet Neptune, which were named: 1989 N3R Galle, 1989 N2R Leverrier, Lassell, Arago, 1989 N1R Adams, Libert... Read More »

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How many moons are orbiting near Neptune?

The planet Neptune has eight moons that orbit around it. These satellites include the largest of the planet's moons--Triton--as well as Proteus, Galatea, Larissa, Thalassa, Despina, Naiad and Nerei... Read More »

How big is Neptune the planet?

According to NASA, the planet Neptune has a diameter of 30,775 miles at the equator, making it nearly four times as big around as Earth. In terms of mass, it's 17 times heavier than Earth but not q... Read More »

Where did the planet Neptune get its name?

The website Universe Today says Neptune was named after the Roman god of the sea. Naming planets after the Roman or Greek gods was a common practice, and Neptune was chosen in keeping with the myth... Read More »

How old is the planet Neptune?

Neptune is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old. This means that Neptune and its 10 moons are around the same age as the sun and other planets in the solar system like Earth, Mars and Jupit... Read More »