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Triton

(Neptune I)
(Neptune's one significant moon)

Triton (Neptune I) is Neptune's largest moon, much larger than Neptune's other moons, and for a long time, Neptune's only known moon. Triton is in a retrograde orbit and because of this as well as its Pluto-like composition, it is thought to be a captured dwarf planet. Its radius is 1680 miles about 1/5 Earth radius, and its mass is on the order of 1/275 of Earth's. Cryovolcanism has been detected on it.


(moon,Neptune)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triton_(moon)
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~029AU~0lynearestTriton
~031AU~0lyfurthestTriton

Referenced by:
cryovolcano
irregular moon
moon
Moon formation
Neptune
retrograde orbit

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