A New Moon for Neptune

A new moon for Neptune can be seen in this Hubble image. Look for S 2004 N1.  Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Showalter/SETI Institute

A new moon for Neptune can be seen in this Hubble image. Look for S 2004 N1. Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Showalter/SETI Institute

Mark Showalter of the SETI Institude was using the Hubble Space Telescope and found a new moon orbiting Neptune!

The new moon labeled S/2004 N 1 in the above image is tiny, only about 12 miles (19 km) across. The moon is speedy orbiting the planet at a distance of 65,400 miles in only 23 hours.

To read the story about the discovery and get links to more images from Hubble go to NASA Science / Science News.

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