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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Everything I Know About Neptune

This planet, the 8th from the sun, has a greenish-blue color because it’s atmosphere is made of helium and methane gasses.

To travel once around the sun, it takes Neptune about 165 years.
That’s 60,152 days to Earth’s 365 day orbit.

One day on Neptune is 16 hours and 7 minutes long, which is almost 8 hours less than an Earth day, a third shorter. Hey – does that mean school would be shortened to 2 ½ hours if we lived on Neptune?

The average wind speed in Canada is 11 to 13 miles per hour.
The wind on Neptune averages 700 miles per hour.
The most severe hurricanes we have on Earth are only about 150 miles per hour so the winds on Neptune would flatten us all – buildings, trees, everything.
Good for kite flying, not so good for wearing a hat!

Clearly, Neptune cannot sustain life.

Aside from the stinky-fart smell, Neptune would be fun planet to live on – with short school days and munchkin-high helium voices, it would be like living in a big blue party balloon.

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