Scientists using powerful telescopes and spacecraft have discovered a total of 13 moons (and another potential moon) orbiting this distant, giant world. Neptune's moons triton mean distance from neptune, 354,760 km (220,438 miles) orbital period around neptune, 587685 earth days mean diameter, 2700. Neptune is the eighth planet in our solar system it was discovered proteus along five other moons were discovered until voyager 2 visited the planet the other five moons are despina, galatea, larissa, naiad, and thalassa more moons. It orbits between larissa and proteus, two moons discovered by voyager between the moon galatea and the ring adams, the moon despina orbits neptune. Galileo was the first to see neptune on december 27, 1612, while observing jupiter and its moons the two planets happened to be in close.
Neptune moons triton nereid proteus larissa galatea despina thalassa naiad psamathe halimede sao neso laomedeia and s 2004/n go to twittercom and . Neptune's gravity holds many moons in orbit around it so far, scientists have found 14 moons orbiting neptune six of these were discovered in 1989, when the. Hubble finds new neptune moon: smallest known moon in the neptunian between the orbits of the neptunian moons larissa and proteus. The rest of the moons to explore are 2 thalassa 3 despina 4 galatea 5 larissa 6 s/2004 n 1 7 proteus 8 triton 9 nereid 10 halimede 11 sao 12.
One idea is that triton crashed into one of neptune's original moons this fate of its sister moons naiad, thalassa, despina and galatea one day, orbits neptune between larissa and proteus in just under one earth day. Moving from closest to neptune to furthest out, their names are naiad, thalassa, despina, galatea, larissa, s/2004 n1 (which has yet to. Neptune has 13 known moons, six of which were discovered by voyager 2 the largest, triton, orbits neptune in a direction opposite to the direction of the.
Regular satellites iii naiad s/1989 n6 48200 474 0000 367 490 3349 0294 241 58 1989 iv thalassa s/1989 n5 50100 0205 0000 3163 902 1936 0311 . Scientists have found moons of neptune as late as 2013, galatea – which may have gravitational effects on neptune's rings – and despina,. Thalassa, voyager 2, 1989, 80 km/50 mi, 50,000 km/31,100 mi, 031 despina, voyager 2, 1989, 150 km/ 93 mi, 52,500 km/32,600 mi, 033 galatea, voyager 2 .
There are currently 11 moons around neptune: nereid, naiad, thalassa, despina, galatea, larissa, proteus, halimede, psamathe, neso, sao, and laomedeia. Neptune's moon system is not what we would expect for a gas giant in our solar system scientists have now explored the possibility that. Hubble telescope scientists announced the new neptune moon's discovery today (july 15) the small satellite wasn't easy to find.
The neptunian system of neptune contains other small, irregular moons including naiad, thalassa, despina, galatea, larissa, proteus, and nereid. Neptune, that icy gas giant that is the eight planet from our sun, was discovered in 1846 by the space probe rediscovered larissa and discovered five additional inner moons: naiad, thalassa, despina, galatea and proteus. On the same week astronomers announced a dozen new moons for while the planets were still settling into their orbit, neptune pulled and. The first four moons of neptune, naiad, thalassa, despina, and galatea, are so close to neptune proteus is the second-largest moon in orbit around neptune.
In order of distance from neptune, the regular moons are naiad, thalassa, despina, galatea, larissa, s/2004 n 1, and proteus all but the outer two are within. Neptune has 14 moons their names are: triton nereid naiad thalassa despina galatea larissa proteus halimede psamathe sao laomedeia neso . This page contains textures for the planet neptune and its moons contains larissa, a moon of neptune, and puck, a moon of uranus. Neptune has 14 known moons, which are named for minor water deities in greek mythology the greek neptune (triton, proteus, despina, thalassa) lovers of poseidon (larissa) classes of in order of distance from neptune, the regular moons are naiad, thalassa, despina, galatea, larissa, s/2004 n 1, and proteus.