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How cold is Neptune?

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The average temperature on Neptune is -373 degrees Fahrenheit. Neptune is, on average, 2.8 billion miles from the sun, making it the eighth planet from the sun, which is one reason this planet is so cold.

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Neptune's upper atmosphere clouds have a temperature ranging from a bone-chilling -240 degrees to -330 degrees, and these clouds are made from methane ice crystals. The coldest temperature ever measured in this solar system was -391 degrees on Triton, one of Neptune's satellites, and the fastest wind speed ever recorded was on Neptune with a speed of 1200 mph around the older Great Dark Spot. The average wind speed around Neptune's equator is 700 mph.

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