How did Neptune get its name?

Answer Neptune is the outermost of the solar system's eight planets, since Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. Neptune is named after the Roman god o... Read More »

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Why is Neptune called Neptune?

The planet Neptune was named after the Roman god of the sea. This is in accordance with the rest of the planets that bear a name referencing a figure from Greek or Roman mythology.References:Space.... Read More »

What is neptune?

Neptune is the fourth largest of all our sun's planets, and the first planet to be discovered not by observation through a telescope, but by mathematics. Eighth in the order of the planets, Neptune... Read More »

Is Neptune ice?

The planet Neptune, also known as the blue planet, is the eighth planet from the sun (4,500 million kilometers away). Despite that distance, it is not made of ice. The atmosphere of Neptune is 25 ... Read More »

How much sun does Neptune get?

Owing to its location at the farthest end of our solar system (the closest point of Neptune is 4.46 billion kilometers from the sun), Neptune receives approximately 1,000th of the amount of sunligh... Read More »