Facts about Neptune

Some interesting facts about Neptune that you may not have heard before:
Discovery of Neptune:
As Neptune is dim and invisible to normal human eye the first observation of Neptune happened only after the invention of telescope. Galileo first observed Neptune in 1612 and then again in 1613 – this is evident from his drawings. But he mistook Neptune for a fixed star as Galileo was not able to notice the motion of the planet through his telescope. Apparently, he doesn’t hold the credit for the discovery of the planet.

Neptune was the first planet to have discovered through mathematical predication rather than astronomical observation. Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by the French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier and the English mathematician John Couch Adams. Actually speaking both the mathematicians predicted the discovery, but it was actually found by the astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. There were conversies between French and English on who really made the discovery, but the credit has been given to all three and it’s not a controversy anymore.

Farthest Planet:
As the International Astronomical Union in 2006 decided that Pluto isn’t a planet any more Neptune is the farthest planet from Sun. Neptune is 4,503,443,661 km from the Sun – that is 4.5 billion km or 2.8 billion miles approximately.

Voyager 2:
NASA’s Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to visit Neptune and it took about 12 years for the spacecraft to reach Neptune. During Voyager 2’s flyby, it studied Neptune’s atmosphere, magnetosphere, rings and Neptune’s moons.

Moons of Neptune:
Neptune has about 13 moons and it’s more likely that there are many undiscovered moons in Neptune, since most of the 13 moons were discovered in the past few decades. Triton is the largest moon in Neptune and it was discovered just in 17 days after the discovery of Neptune itself. Triton is the seventh largest moon in the Solar System.

Symbol of Neptune:
The symbol for Neptune is a trident – a weapon associated with the Roman god Neptune.

Neptune Symbol
Neptune Symbol

Diameter of Neptune:
The diameter of Neptune is approximately 49,500 km or 30,447 miles which would make it the 4th largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

Temperature of Neptune:
The outer atmosphere of Neptune is one of the coldest places on the Solar System and it can go down to -218 °C. Temperature at the core of the planet can go up to 5,000 °C.

Mass of Neptune:
The mass of Neptune is 1.02 x 1026 kg which equivalent of 17.1 times of Earth’s mass.

Neptune’s fun facts:
Unlike the other moons in the Solar System, Neptune’s moon Triton and Nereid orbit in the opposite direction.

Neptune is bright azure blue in color

The diameter of Neptune is about 3.9 times the diameter of the Earth.

Picture of Neptune:

Picture of Neptune
Picture of Neptune

 

Hope you enjoyed the Neptune facts in this page.

Was Eiffel Tower built just as a temporary structure and planned to be demolished?

Eiffel Tower, the icon of Paris and the most widely visited paid monuments in the world was planned to be demolished in 20 years when it was built in 1889. When Eiffel Tower was built, people of Paris thought it was an eyesore and the City of Paris gave a permit for the tower to remain only for 20 years. But because of the popularity and the usage of tower in radio communications the tower was allowed to remain even after the expiry of permit. Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years to prevent it from rusting since it was originally designed as a temporary structure. It’s funny, Eiffel Tower that was once considered to have no structure is a now considered as a structural masterpiece.Eiffel Tower Facts SuperbFacts

If you are planning to take a trip to Paris and worried if the tower is in good shape — don’t worry. Experts claim that they have applied some of the most demanding stress tests to the tower and the tower is in an excellent shape.

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How to edit the webpage of any website to say anything you want?

Step 1: Type the name of the website that you want to modify in the address bar. Now paste the following code (without quotes, of course) in the address bar: “javascript:document.body.contentEditable =’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0”

Step 2: The webpage turns into editable mode. Now, you can edit the web page to anything you want.

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How to use this code for fun?
1) Update the status message of a celebrity in twitter to say “Met and he/she is just awesome. Must say I am your BIG FAN from today”. Now, take a screenshot and upload in FaceBook and show it to your friends. I am sure you will make your friends jealous.
2) When your girlfriend reads her favorite blog ask her to get something for you. When she leaves edit the website to say something that you have always wanted to say. When she returns back and view the screen she will be surprised.
These are just some examples — use your creativity, guys.

PS: This change will be visible only on your computer screen and the changes that you make will not be reflected in the actual website.

Disclaimer: Please use the above piece of code with caution and do not get into any trouble.

Who would be the richest person on the earth? It’s not an American or Mexican – it’s an Indian.

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According to the recent forecast by Forbes, in four years, neither Carlos Slim Helu nor Bill Gates would be the world’s richest person. With the estimated net worth of $62 billion, the Indian energy tycoon, Mukesh Amabani is predicted to be the richest person on the earth. Mr. Ambani’s Reliance Industries is into textiles, petrochemicals, petroleum refining and oil & gas exploration and production.

While Mr.Ambani’s net worth is estimated to increase to $62 billion, the Mexican tycoon’s net worth is predicted to dip down due to Mexican political policies and the financial chaos in the country. We have to wait for another four years to see if Forbes’s prediction is correct.

Does staring at breasts really increase your life expectancy?

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Wonderful news from New England Journal of Medicine: Staring at women’s breasts is good for men’s health and can add extra years to life. Dr. Karen Weatherby and her colleagues conducted a research at a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany correlating life expectancy and breast watching. The researchers instructed half the participants to watch breasts for few minutes every day and instructed the remaining participants to refrain from breast watching. At the end of the study, the researchers noted that the men who ogled at the breasts of females on a regular basis exhibited lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and lesser episodes of coronary artery disease.

Sexual desire leads to better blood circulation:
The researchers declared that sexual desire gives rise to better blood circulation that signifies an overall improved health. Dr.Weatherby explained, “Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. There’s no question: Gazing at breasts makes men healthy.”

This story began circulating back in late 90’s and was posted in many tabloids. In fact, slight variations of this story are posted even now. Unfortunately, there is no Dr.Weatherby and no such research was ever done – it was just another hoax in the internet. So if you want to keep your blood pressure and pulse rate normal, you have to hit the gym – staring at breasts don’t work.

Can urine really smell like maple syrup?

There is a disease called maple syrup urine disease, the disease is characterized by a sweet and distinctive odor in the urine that is similar to the maple syrup. The reason for MSUD is the deficiency in an enzyme that makes it hard to breakdown amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine. 1 in 180,000 infants are affected by MSUD in the United States, but it could be as high as 1 in 176 infants in certain inbred population like Mennonites in Pennsylvania. If MSUD is left untreated, it causes brain damage and other neurological issues and eventually leads to death.

The good thing is, individuals can still lead a normal life with the dietary restrictions and proper medical tests.

Do you know in which Caribbean country rape was not a criminal offence until few years ago?

Haiti has one of highest violence rate against women and rape has been used as a political weapon to threaten them. Rape was not even a crime until 2005. Before that, victims were paid money for rape — not everybody was given money though. In spite of the law in place, penalty for rape is still not severe when compared to United States or any other developed nation.

Let’s hope the penalty for such offences are made severe and women in Haiti stop living in fear of being raped.

Should you share your personal goals or keep it within yourself to achieve it?

Lot of people think sharing personal goals with friends will make you accountable for executing it for the risk of appearing as a failure, but repeated psychological research have shown that telling someone your personal goals make it less likely to happen. Ideally, you work hard on your goals to achieve it and you don’t get the satisfaction until you achieve it. But when you tell your goals and people acknowledge it, your mind is tricked into thinking that it is already done. So your mind stops taking the effort it takes to do the actual work to achieve your goals.

So guys, the next time if you want to share your goals, better keep your mouth shut.

Do you know which symbol considered holy in eastern Asia is offensive in the US and many parts of Europe?

Swastika, a symbol considered to be auspicious in many East Asian religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism is considered offensive in the United States and many parts of the Europe. To the Americans and Europeans, Swastika is always Adolf Hitler’s Nazisymbol – it’s a painful reminder of horrifying times in history.

In many parts of Asia, the symbol denotes temple in maps. Swastika is the symbol for 10,000 in Chinese. The symbol is drawn on many houses and cars in India to bring them luck.

There is also a town in Ontario, Canada called Swastika.

Stomach produces an acid that is strong enough to destroy even a piece of wood – can a stomach digest itself?

Stomach produSuperbFactsces a gastric acid that helps to break down food components. And this gastric acid contains hydrochloric acid and its pH level is in the range of 1-2 which is strong enough to destroy a wooden piece. So how does stomach prevents from digesting itself? It’s the bicarbonate, an alkaline, that is produced to neutralize the acid in stomach. In fact, this alkaline prevents stomach from digesting itself.

If the gastric acid is over produced due to bacterial infection or improper supply of blood to stomach, it could lead to gastric ulcer and usage of drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin could worsen or cause ulcers. If the ulcers are minor, it can be treated with antacids that neutralize the stomach acidity.