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Neptune: New moon discovered using Hubble Space Telescope

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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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Neptune has a new moon - making 14 in all so far. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered the moon, S/2004 N 1, orbiting the giant planet. It is said to be no more than 12 miles across, making it incredibly tiny - 100 million times fainter than the faintest star we can see with our eyes. The tiny moon managed to escape discovery by NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft when it passed by the planet in 1989.


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Very exciting stuff, i look forward to more information coming out on this.
edit on 16-7-2013 by DrunkYogi because: (no reason given)

edit on 16-7-2013 by DrunkYogi because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 12:54 AM
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Already posted, please delete mods. Cheers.



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 03:27 AM
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Originally posted by DrunkYogi
Already posted, please delete mods. Cheers.


But it's in a different forum, and not everybody checks all the forums on a regular basis (I certainly don't). Since this hasn't already been posted in the Space Exploration forum, I think it should stay.

Anyhoo, great news, and I find it incredible how such an old space telescope still helps us make new discoveries. You'd think it has seen everything there is to see.



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