Descriptive Astronomy 101
Neptune Study Guide


Who discovered Neptune?

How was Neptune discovered?

Why do both Uranus and Neptune have a blue-green color?

Describe the interior structure of Neptune.

What is odd about the magnetic field of Neptune?

List the major components in the atmosphere of Neptune.

What is the most distinctive feature of Neptune's atmosphere?

How many rings does Neptune possess?

How many known moons does Neptune possess?

Which of the named moons is the largest?

What are the unusual characteristics of Neptune's largest moon?

How is believed that this large moon formed?

How long does it take Neptune to complete one revolution?

Describe the surface feature that have been observed on Triton.

What do the Earth, Venus, Io and Triton all share in common?

Discribe the volcanic eruptions common to the Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon.

How do the eruptions on Io differ from the Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon?

How do the eruptions on Triton differ from the Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Io and the Moon?