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Neptune's Basic Facts

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  • Usually the 8th planet from the sun
  • Now the last planet farthest from the sun
  • 4,504,000,000 km from the sun
  • 165 Earth years in one year
  • 17 hours and 6 minutes in one day
  • average temperature is -210 degrees Celcius
  • diameter is 49, 500 km
  • 4th largest planet
  • 8 moons
  • some of the moons are really close to Neptune, that they orbit with the ring system 
  • 4 rings
  • very narrow ring system
  • has a great dark spot, like Jupiter, the size of Earth
  • the great dark spot is a storm

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