Neptune is about 30 A.U. (1 Astronomical Unit=distance from Sun to Earth) from
the Sun. It four times the size
Earth and 15 times the mass. Neptune is the eighth planet
but is currently the farthest from the Sun. The blue
colour of Neptune is attributed to the
vast amounts of methane on the surface. Three noteable
features of Neptune are it's rings
(not always visible), it's Great Dark Spot (a storm similar to Jupiter's
Great Red Spot) and
it's two moons (Triton and Nereid) orbiting.
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