[Neptune Quiz]

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1) Give a brief description of the physical appearance of Neptune as seen from a spacecraft whizzing by.

2) Why do scientists believe Neptune has a strikingly beautiful blue color?

3) Who discovered Neptune and when was this discovery made?

4) What is unusual about the magnetic field of Neptune?

5) What is the name of the only spacecraft ever to visit Neptune, and when did this spacecraft arrive there?

6) What is the most unusual activity found to be happening on Triton?

7) What is the surface temperature of Triton, and why do scientists believe it is so cold there?

8) How many rings surround Neptune, and what is unusual about the nature of the outer ring?

9) What is unusual about the orbit of Triton?

10) What might be a challenge to a manned mission to Neptune that is different from what you may have noted for any previous planet?


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