Neptune - Planet and Fountain in Tübingen, Germany, BW
Posted by: Tante.Hossi
N 48° 31.219 E 009° 03.217
32U E 503958 N 5374135
Quick Description: At the Marktplatz (Market Place) in Tübingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg, there's a Fountain with a statue of the Roman god Neptune. And Neptune is als the 8th planet in our solar system.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 5/3/2012 10:36:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBR9
At the Marktplatz (Market Place) in Tübingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg, there's a Fountain with a statue of the Roman god Neptune. And Neptune is als the 8th planet in our solar system.
Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Named for the Roman god of the sea, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third largest by mass. Neptune is 17 times the mass of Earth and is slightly more massive than its near-twin Uranus, which is 15 times the mass of Earth but not as dense. On average, Neptune orbits the Sun at a distance of 30.1 AU, approximately 30 times the Earth–Sun distance. Its astronomical symbol is ?, a stylized version of the god Neptune's trident.
Neptune (Latin: Neptunus) was the Roman god of water and the sea in Roman mythology and religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto, each of them presiding over one of the three realms of Heaven, Earth and the Netherigions. Depictions of Neptune in Roman mosaics, especially those of North Africa, are influenced by Hellenistic conventions.
The fountain itself was rebuilt in 1947. The sculpture of Neptune was created by David Fahrner. The original fountain was created in 1647 by Heinrich Schickhardt.
Website of the Extraterrestrial Location: [Web Link]
Celestial Body: Other Planet in the Solar Sytem
Website of location on Earth: Not listed
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