Question Sheet: Strange Neptune

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. List three facts about the planet Neptune. 

During reading:

  1. Why does the author of this article describe Neptune as a "delinquent

    object"? 

  2. What makes many of Saturn's moons unusual? 
  3. Describe Triton's orbit and spin. See www.nineplanets.org/triton.html(Bill Arnett). 
  4. Describe the challenges of sending a spacecraft to Neptune. 
  5. What makes landing on Triton difficult? 
  6. Atkinson says, "We study giant planets to look inside at ourselves and to

    look far away." Wha...

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