The different planets of the solar system, this video focus' on Neptune.
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Male Speaker: Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It is primarily composed of hydrogen, helium and traces of methane. Neptune's orbit takes 60, 223 days and the diameter is over 49,000 kilometers or just over a three and half earths. Neptune has the strongest winds of any planet in the solar system with the uppermost atmosphere reaching minus 218 degree celsius. However, the interior is very hot and this helps cause the strong winds. It is also not uncommon for Neptune to experience violent hurricanes. Neptune has 13 known moons and the largest Triton was discovered just 17 days after the planet was discovered itself. Triton is measured as the coldest object in the solar system with temperatures at minus 235 degree celsius.
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