Despina is a tiny moon of Neptune. A mere 148 kilometers across, diminutive Despina was discovered in 1989, in images from the Voyager 2 spacecraft taken during its encounter with the solar system's most distant gas giant planet

Despina is a tiny moon of Neptune. A mere 148 kilometers across, diminutive Despina was discovered in 1989, in images from the Voyager 2 spacecraft taken during its encounter with the solar system's most distant gas giant planet

Sometimes it's really difficult being on the cusp of Cancer and Leo. In instances like this, I usually take after just one of the sign's attributes. In this one, I actually take after both...which makes me very hard to please....

Sometimes it's really difficult being on the cusp of Cancer and Leo. In instances like this, I usually take after just one of the sign's attributes. In this one, I actually take after both...which makes me very hard to please....

Triton is, with a diameter of 2,700 km, the largest of Neptune’s 13 moons. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit (an orbit in the opposite direction to its planet’s rotation), which cannot have formed out of the same region as Neptune, so it must have been captured from elsewhere. Because of its retrograde orbit and composition similar to Pluto’s, Triton is thought to have been captured from the Kuiper belt.

Triton is, with a diameter of 2,700 km, the largest of Neptune’s 13 moons. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit (an orbit in the opposite direction to its planet’s rotation), which cannot have formed out of the same region as Neptune, so it must have been captured from elsewhere. Because of its retrograde orbit and composition similar to Pluto’s, Triton is thought to have been captured from the Kuiper belt.

#152 Moons of Neptune – It is about time we touch my other obsession here: Space, astronomy and sci-fi. – A new minimal geometric composition each day

#152 Moons of Neptune – It is about time we touch my other obsession here: Space, astronomy and sci-fi. – A new minimal geometric composition each day

Our Planets Clip Art Collection is a set of royalty free vector graphics that includes a personal and commercial use license.

Our Planets Clip Art Collection is a set of royalty free vector graphics that includes a personal and commercial use license.

#NASA The planet, Uranus. Its 27 moons are named after the characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

#NASA The planet, Uranus. Its 27 moons are named after the characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

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