Scientists have found a new moon of Neptune




Scientists have found a new moon of Neptune


While some astronomers focused his gaze into deep space in search of new exoplanets , which can be potentially habitable, others – continue to study our own solar system, which, surprisingly, still contains a lot of surprises.

Not so long ago we wrote about the fact that the two newly discovered satellites of Pluto, has finally got its official name, but now it’s time for the most distant, the eighth planet in our system – Neptune, who, as it turns out, has found another moon, about which scientists did not even know until today.

The discovery took place on 1 July, when the space telescope “Hubble” has registered the presence of Neptune another satellite.

“The speed of motion and orbit of the moon did not allow us to find out all the details before. A simple example of this is when a photographer takes a picture of the running athlete. While the athlete is the focus of the camera, the picture on his background zamylivaetsya “- shared a researcher of the Institute SETI Mark Showalter published by NASA in a statement.

In the words of Showalter discover new moon of Neptune managed by analyzing more than 150 archival photographs, made by the “Hubble” in the period from 2004th to 2009.

New moon

New and already 14 satellite of Neptune, who received unpretentious name S/2004 N 1, is located between the proj and Larissa – the second and third largest moons of the planet.

The interesting thing about this news is also the fact that the latest information is that astronomers have about Neptune, dates back to 1989, when the spacecraft “Voyager 2” passed the fourth largest and third by mass planets in our solar system. But even then, because of its vague outlines on the outer horizon, no signs of S/2004 N 1, scientists were not able to detect.
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