Neptune Road - Edmond, OK
Posted by: hamquilter
N 35° 38.612 W 097° 29.861
14S E 636012 N 3945451
Quick Description: Neptune is the outermost planet of the gas giants. If Neptune were hollow, it could contain nearly 60 Earths.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 8:59:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMF0A5
Neptune Road is located in the Kelly Park addition of Edmond. This is a middle class residential area near Kelly and S.W. 15th Street. It is located west of Kelly, off Val Genes Road. The coordinates shown above are at the north end of Neptune at the intersection with Val Genes.
[excerpt from solarviews.com]
Neptune orbits the Sun every 165 years. It has eight moons, six of which were found by Voyager. A day on Neptune is 16 hours and 6.7 minutes. Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle, of the Berlin Observatory, and Louis d'Arrest, an astronomy student, through mathematical predictions made by Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier.
The first two thirds of Neptune is composed of a mixture of molten rock, water, liquid ammonia and methane. The outer third is a mixture of heated gases comprised of hydrogen, helium, water and methane. Methane gives Neptune its blue cloud color.
Neptune is a dynamic planet with several large, dark spots reminiscent of Jupiter's hurricane-like storms. The largest spot, known as the Great Dark Spot, is about the size of the earth and is similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Voyager revealed a small, irregularly shaped, eastward-moving cloud scooting around Neptune every 16 hours or so. This scooter as it has been dubbed could be a plume rising above a deeper cloud deck.
The strongest winds on any planet were measured on Neptune. Most of the winds there blow westward, opposite to the rotation of the planet. Near the Great Dark Spot, winds blow up to 1,200 miles an hour.
Neptune has a set of four rings which are narrow and very faint. The rings are made up of dust particles thought to have been made by tiny meteorites smashing into Neptune's moons.
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Celestial Body: Other Planet in the Solar Sytem
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