Neptune Neptune is my favourite planet in the solar system. Name • Neptune is the Roman god of the sea. This is why I chose Neptune to do my speech on. measurements • Neptune is the fourth largest planet by width and third largest by it’s weight. • Neptune is 17 times larger than Earth and bigger than it’s near-twin Uranus. X 17 = Finding • Neptune was the first planet found by mathematical prediction. Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led Alex Bouvard to think that the gravity of another planet was pulling Uranus – and that planet was Neptune. Weather • Neptune is a big, cold, cloudy, windy planet. It does not have clouds of water like we have, it has clouds of gas. It also has the fastest winds of all planets, it’s wind travel 2,000km/h. Rotation • A year on Neptune is 60,225 days or 165 Earth years. • Neptune’s day is 16 hours on Earth. • Neptune also has 8 moons.