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Combined colour and near-infrared image of Neptune, shows bands of methane in its atmosphere, and four of its moons, Proteus, Larissa, Galatea, and Despina. Credit: .

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Quiz[edit | edit source]


1 Yes or No, Neptune's polar radius is greater than its equatorial radius.


2 Which of the following are radiation astronomy phenomena associated with the gaseous-object Neptune?

Voyager 2
blue rays
neutron emission
polar coronal holes
meteor emission

3 True or False, Neptune is the eighth planet of the Sun system.


4 The first astronomical X-ray source in the Zodiac is likely to be which of the following?

the Sun
the Small Magellanic Cloud
Scorpius X-1
the Crab Nebula

5 Yes or No, The orbital pole for Neptune's orbit is closer to that of Jupiter's orbit than it is to the pole of the Sun.


6 Neptune is a gaseous object in an orbit of less than what value in radius around the Sun.

one parsec
one light year
the orbit of the asteroid belt
just inside Uranus

7 True or False, Neptune is considered a gaseous planet because it is in orbit around a star.


8 True or False, Neptune is a rocky object in visual astronomy.


9 Yes or No, The newly found moon, designated S/2004 N 1, is located between Larissa and Proteus.


10 True or False, Neptune's orbit may be moving further away from the Sun.


Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. Neptune may have been a lot closer to the Sun 40,000 b2k.

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