• Question: Would you ever go to Neptune

    Asked by 323enek48 to Stephen, Shane, Emma on 16 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Emma Hanley

      Emma Hanley answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      I wouldn’t like to go to space actually I would be too nervous. Neptune also gets very cols and water can’t exist there.

    • Photo: Stephen Rhatigan

      Stephen Rhatigan answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      Neptune is the farthest known planet from the Sun in our Solar System which means it’s very cold with temperatures in the outer atmosphere of around -200 deg C. It would take around 12 years to get there (it took Voyager 2 that long).
      And after arriving, I would weigh 13% more because Neptune has 17 times the mass of Earth – that’s a lot of extra weight to be carrying around at -200 deg C.
      So it wouldn’t be top of my list of holiday destinations.