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Moons of Neptune: Giant Blue Planet's 14 Satellites Unmasked (Infographic) by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   |   July 16, 2013

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Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon (Luna), Mars, Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Saturn, Enceladus, Titan, Iapetus, Hyperion, Uranus, Miranda, Neptune or Triton #Astronomy

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Triton, the largest moon of Neptune. Because Triton has a retrograde orbit (opposite that of it's planet), it was likely captured by Neptune's gravitational pull from the Kuiper Belt. It's about the same size and has a very similar makeup to Pluto, another Kuiper Belt object. Triton's orbit is slowly shrinking, and it is expected that in about 3.6 billion years, it will either collide with Neptune or be destroyed, forming a Saturn-like ring system.

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The gas giant planet Neptune in our solar system has 14 known moons, including the strange backwards-orbiting Triton. See what we know about Neptune's moons.

Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures

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