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How big is Neptune?

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Space.com indicates that Neptune's diameter of 15,299 miles is fourth longest among the planets. At 102 trillion trillion kilograms, Neptune has the third-highest mass of the eight planets in the solar system. However, it was one of the last planets discovered because it is the farthest from the sun.

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Cool Cosmos notes that Neptune's volume is 57.7 times that of Earth. Neptune has a large surface area of 2.9 billion square miles, though it consists of water and ice rather than solid ground. Because of its gas atmosphere and liquid surface, Neptune has a modest density of 1.638 grams per cubic centimeter.

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