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Neptune is a planet in our solar system with the following traits:

Size: 31,000 miles wide (50,000 km)

Location in Solar System: 8th planet from the sun

Distance from Sun: 2.8 billion miles (4.4 billion km)

Year (length of revolution around sun): 164 earth years

Day (length of rotation): 16 hours (earth time)

Landscape: One of the gas giants, Neptune is a windy planet, with storms raging all the time. Large oval storms can be seen on its surface. Its blue color doesn't come from water, but from methane in its atmosphere.

Moons: 16 moons

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.