Astronomer Finds New Moon Orbiting Neptune
The location of a newly discovered moon, designated S/2004 N 1, orbiting Neptune, is seen in this composite Hubble Space Telescope handout image taken in August 2009.
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Since: Mar 07
#1 Jul 17, 2013
would like to see a log distance plot for the objects in the Neptune system + a note on their relative sizes.
A look @ the graphic on the article indicates that there is not a smooth "string of pearls" spacing likely in the log plot & that the moon sizes are rather scattered rather than smooth.
May be a feature of the disruptive influence of the retrograde satellite Triton which has long been suspects of spiralling into the planet as a result of tidal bulge braking of its orbit.
Odd size distribution of satellites may also be a feature of condensation out of multiple generations of impact debris.
Will be interesting to see.
Have a nice day: Ag
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