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Solar System Coloring Book--Neptune

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Distance from Sun: 2,796,000,000 miles

Diameter: 30,775 miles or about 4 Earths across

Number of moons: 11

Length of year: 60,190 Earth days (about 165 Earth years)

Temperature: -353°F

Neptune is a ball of gas with a metal core.

Neptune, also a huge ball of gas, is usually the 8th planet from the Sun. However, for a few years (until February 1999) Pluto was actually closer to the Sun than Neptune. The planet is surrounded by hazy blue clouds and dark rings. Neptune has a large storm cloud called the Great Dark Spot and a smaller white cloud called "Scooter" that races around the planet.

Other Coloring Books:

Sun | Mercury | Venus | Earth | Mars | Asteroids | Jupiter | Saturn | Uranus | Neptune | Pluto | Comets

Last modified March 11, 2003 by Randy Russell.

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