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Neptune Has a Newly Discovered Moon.

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posted on Feb, 20 2019 @ 10:41 PM
New NEPTUNE moon found with Hubble eyes

Enjoy the saturation 😎

Feb. 20, 2019
It’s time to add one more tiny moon to Neptune’s icy family tree. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spied a previously undetected satellite around the solar system’s eighth planet, bringing its total number to 14.

The discovery, formally reported Wednesday in Nature, is a stark reminder that there is much more to be found in our own backyard, with implications for our understanding of worlds around other stars in our galaxy.

“I think people have the impression that we know everything there is to know about the moons of Jupiter, the moons of Saturn, the moons of Uranus and the moons of Neptune — but we don’t really,” said Anne Verbiscer, a planetary scientist at the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the recent discovery. “We haven’t found everything.”

It will be interesting to see what else is found as the SOL System continues to develop 😉

posted on Feb, 20 2019 @ 10:44 PM

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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 06:35 AM
Why is a moon called a part of the brain?

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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 06:59 AM
In Greek myths, a hippocamp was a creature that was half-horse and half-fish (the symbol for Capricorn is a hippocamp). I think Neptune created them.

The real question is why they named a part of the brain after a mer-horse

posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 09:36 AM

I mean, can they really call it a 'moon'?

posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 09:38 AM
Hippocamp - it's indelible

posted on Feb, 24 2019 @ 03:43 PM
I was wondering how this moon could have been given an official name so quickly.....and then I realised that it was actually discovered in 2013.
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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 12:22 AM
Hmm, a moon discovered 6 years ago is news all of a sudden because it gets a name. (Good thing, though, because I'd never heard of it before).

While planets like Saturn and Jupiter are almost always in the news, I feel like Neptune and Uranus (and their moons) are mostly ignored. I'd love to see a robotic mission to these systems, just like we had with Cassini and Juno.

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