The planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and has a thick atmosphere and the fastest winds in the solar system.

The planet Neptune, eighth planet from the Sun in Earth’s solar system, is the fourth largest planet in diameter and third largest in mass. Neptune was named after the Roman God of the seas.

Neptune’s winds travel at more than 1,500 mph, and are the fastest planetary winds in the solar system. - Credit: NASA/JPL

The Winds of Neptune Credit: NASA/JPL--Neptune’s winds travel at more than mph, and are the fastest planetary winds in the solar system.

This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on the Voyager 2 narrow angle camera. The images were taken at a range of 4.4 million miles from the planet, 4 days and 20 hours before closest approach.

This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on the Voyager 2 narrow angle camera. The images were taken at a range of million miles from the planet, 4 days and 20 hours before close

On September 23, 1846 Neptune was discovered for the first time by German Astronomer, Johann Gottfried Golle.

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In 1989, Voyager 2 made our first close encounter with the stunning blue planet Neptune. Its surprisingly turbulent, storm-laden atmosphere, this far from the sun, was clearly being driven by heat from deep within the planet [Photo: Nasa/Corbis]

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In Voyager 2 made our first close encounter with the stunning blue planet Neptune. Its surprisingly turbulent, storm-laden atmosphere, this far from the sun, was clearly being driven by heat from deep within the planet [Photo: Nasa/Corbis]

Moody blue and charcoal. Nice low picture rail too blending in with wall colour

Moody blue and charcoal living room. Nice low picture rail too blending in with wall colour

Michiru Kaioh (Sailor Neptune) & Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus) from "Sailor Moon" series by manga artist Naoko Takeuchi.

Haruka Tenoh & Michiru Kaioh -- Naoko Takeuchi’s Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon {Original Picture Collection Vol.

This color photo of Neptune's largest moon Triton was obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 probe on Aug. 24, 1989, from 330,000 miles away. The resolution is about 6.2 miles, sufficient to begin to show topographic detail.  CREDIT: NASA/JPL

This color photo of Neptune's largest moon Triton was obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 probe on Aug. The resolution is about miles, sufficient to begin to show topographic detail.

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