What is the planet Neptune named after?


What is the planet Neptune named after?


Neptune is the eighth planet in our solar system, lying past the orbit of Uranus. One of the four gas giants (or Jovian planets) Neptune is the fourth-largest planet in the solar system and the farthest from the Sun.

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The planet Neptune is named after the Roman god Neptune, who was believed to be the god of the sea (and the Roman equivalent of the Greek god...

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