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Largest moon of Neptune, modestly larger than Pluto and Eris. In an irregular orbit, possibly a captured Kuiper Belt object. A capture method involving a binary moon of Triton has been proposed. Currently has a high inclination to Neptune, high axial tilt, and retrograde orbit, but tidal forces have given it a synchronous rotation and circular orbit, and it is nearer to its planet and much larger than other irregular satellites in the Solar System. Observed by Voyager 2. Found to have ice geysers and a thin but significant atmosphere.

Triton Web PagesEdit

Triton in the NewsEdit

Binary Dwarf Planet Capture Theory (May 2006)Edit

Voyager 20th Anniversary (Aug 2009)Edit

Triton Could Produce Aurora on Neptune like Enceladus and Io (Apr 2011)Edit

See Saturn, Io, Enceladus

Photographed in the Infrared (Sep 2011)Edit

Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean (Sep 2012)Edit

Feature ArticlesEdit

Book on Alien Weather (May 2011)Edit

See also Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, Neptune, Venus
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