Neptune: The farthest planet from our sun – Verve times

Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun and one of two “ice giants” in our solar system† The cold, blue planet is about 30 times farther from the sun than Earth, and it takes about 165 Earth years to complete a single orbit around our star. Neptune spins faster than Earth, so a day on Neptune only lasts about 16 Earth hours.

When was Neptune discovered?

Scientists discovered Neptune in 1846 after performing orbital calculations for Uranus that indicated that there was an unknown planet influencing Uranus’s planet. gravityaccording to the Natural History Museum (opens in new tab) in London, UK, Neptune is not visible to the naked eye, but the researchers were able to confirm the planet’s existence using a telescope. Astronomers had seen Neptune through telescopes as early as 1612, but had not yet identified it as a planet, according to the researchers. NASA (opens in new tab)

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