Neptune

Neptune's Moons

Image of Triton, taken in 1989 by Voyager 2
Credit: NASA

We know that Neptune has at least 14 moons. They are all named after water gods or creatures in Greek and Roman mythology.


Neptune

Neptune - Rotating Model
Credit: Almond/NASA

Neptune is the furthest planet from the Sun. About 30 times further away than the Earth is. It is a blue giant planet like Uranus. These planets are also called ice giants. They are made of mostly water, methane and ammonia ice, with a small rocky core.