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Living on Triton: Neptune's Moon Explained (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist


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.


Triton taken in 1989 by Voyager 2. Fascinating terrain, a thin atmosphere, and even evidence for ice volcanoes on this world of peculiar orbit and spin.


This color photo of Neptune's largest moon Triton was obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 probe on Aug. 24, 1989, from 330,000 miles away. The resolution is about 6.2 miles, sufficient to begin to show topographic detail. CREDIT: NASA/JPL


Triton : Moon of Neptune - This seventh-largest moon in the Solar System is the only large moon to have a retrograde orbit, moving opposite the direction of its planet's rotation. Geologically active, it has a surface of mostly frozen nitrogen, a mostly water ice crust, an icy mantle and a substantial core of rock and metal (two-thirds of the total mass). It is 1,700 miles (2,700 km) in diameter


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