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2003 UB313
Neptune - Eighth planet from the Sun
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Neptune Statistics Table:
    Things to keep in mind:
  • 1 A.U. is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or 93 million miles ( 149.6 million km )
  • Planets have elliptical orbits, and distances given are the average distance from the sun.
  • Measurements given in earth terms. If read "days" or "years," earth days and earth years are implied
Date of Discovery 1846 Johann Galle
Average Distance from the Sun 4,498,252,900 km
2,795,084,800 miles
30.069 A.U.
Equatorial Radius 24,764 km
15,388 miles
Equatorial Circumference 155,597 km
96,683 miles
Density 1.76 g/cm3
Surface Area 7,640,800,000 km2
2,950,100,000 mi2
Gravity 10.71 m/s2
35.14 ft/s2
Rotation Period (Length of Day) 0.67125 days
16.11 hours
Orbit Period (Length of Year) 164.79 years
60,190 days
Orbital Velocity (avg) 19,720 km/h
12,253 mph
Orbital Circumference 28,142,000,000 km
17,487,000,000 miles
Min/Max Surface Temperature -214 C
-353 F
59 K

Article written by IceCreamTruck and was compiled after extensive reading and study. This article is formatted to include information that isn't obvious from looking at most facts and figures sheets. Exact figures about the planet courtesy of JPL NASA and have been shortened to include only the most useful information. Please visit NASA's website for further detailed information on this planet NASA Venus Pages

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