Nereid is a small moon with an unusual orbit around neptune e0. Neso is about 60 km in diameter, and assuming the mean density of 1. Nereid or neptune ii, is a moon of neptune nereid was found on 1 may 1949 by gerard p. Pdf the planet neptune and its largest moon triton hold the keys to major advances across. It was the farthest of neptunes known moons for a long time. Nereid is so far from neptune that it requires 360 earth days to make one orbit.
Its distance from neptune ranges from 841,100 miles 1,353,600 km to 5,980,200 miles 9,623,700 km. Nereid moon simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is unusual since a smaller moon, nereid, was discovered 33 years earlier using an earthbased telescope. About wikipedia disclaimers contact wikipedia developers statistics cookie statement mobile view. Nereid is famous for having the most eccentric orbit of any moon in the solar system. It is named after the nereids, seanymphs of greek mythology. The planets mercury and venus do not have any moons and neither does the dwarf planet ceres. Like all major heavenly bodies, the moon played a significant part in ancient mythology.
Triton is neptunes largest moon and is the only large moon in the solar system to orbit in the opposite direction to its planets rotation, this is known as a retrograde orbit. Nereid s orbit is the most eccentric in the solar system. Are nereid and the other irregular satellites captured kbos. With the exception of triton and nereid, neptunes irregular moons are. Neptune has 14 known moons, which are named for minor water deities in greek mythology. Night sky observer thomas cooper snapped this amazing view of the moon and its craters on aug. Moon facts interesting facts about the earths moon. The nereids were depicted as young girls, inhabiting any water, salt.
Titan is bigger than earths moon, and larger than even the. The christian ministers stated that the blood moon occurred when there was a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses followed by 6 full moons in between without intervening partial. Of the 8 moons it is the farthest from neptune, with a standoff distance of 5,5,400 km. May 18, 2017 dysnomia, is a moon of the dwarf planet eris. Nereid, in greek religion, any of the daughters numbering 50 or 100 of the sea god nereus eldest son of pontus, a personification of the sea and of doris, daughter of oceanus the god of the water encircling the flat earth. Nereid is a moon that orbits round the planet neptune. Kuiper, who suggested the name in the report of his discovery. Because of this fact, we have been able to gain more knowledge about it than any other body in the solar system besides the earth. Only jupiters moon ganymede is larger, by just 2 percent. If asked, it will admit that none of these are facts. Proteus was a surprise find because it was so large. Jul 10, 2008 the moon is the brightest object in the night sky and the most easily noticed. Proteus was discovered in 1989 by the voyager 2 spacecraft.
All interesting facts about the earths moon rankred. Proteus was most likely overlooked because it is so dark and the distance between earth and neptune is so great. It is named after the numerous daughters, called nereids, of the sea god nereus in greek mythology. Mar 23, 2017 the moons phases have historically been linked with madness, and the word lunatic comes from this association. He was their seventh son, but all the others before him died, because thetis tried too hard to make them invulnerable. Moon facts there are many interesting facts about the moon and trivia that are can be interesting to know. Its mass is estimatedcalculated at being 30,872,569,721,802,200,000 kg. Neptune moons size comparison proteus, triton and nereid facts about triton. Students cut out facts about the earth, sun, and moon, and paste them in the correct column of the chart. Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system. Nereid is unique because it has one of the most eccentric orbits of any moon in our solar system. The astronauts footprints remain unchanged on the moon s surface, and will until the moon is struck by an asteroid.
Neptunes outermost moon neso, which has an orbital period of about 26 julian years. Triton as an immigrant planetary moon co meeting organizer. The moon sending itself small dispatches from the future. The photos show that the moon s surface reflects about 14 percent of the sunlight that strikes it, making it somewhat more reflective than earths moon, and more than twice as reflective as proteus. Moon abcs fact sheet 18 exploring the moon a teachers guide with activities, nasa eg199710116hq property earth moon brain busters iron, nickel metal silicon and oxygen bound in minerals that contain water, plus organic materials. It follows a very inclined and very eccentric orbit illustrated on the diagram in relation to other irregular satellites of neptune. The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the earth. Only 59% of the moon s surface is visible from earth. The satellite is about 60 times fainter than eris, and its diameter is estimated to be approximately eight times smaller. Not sure what pronunciation ner ay id was supposed to represent. There are more than 194 moons of the various planets, dwarf planets in the solar system. Nov 11, 2009 nereids highly eccentric orbit eccentricity 0. You will learn interesting facts about these 3 aspects of the solar system for kids.
It was the second moon of neptune to be discovered, by gerard kuiper in 1949. The moon s surface is about the same now as it was 3 billion years ago. Introduction saturns largest moon, titan, is an icy world whose surface is completely obscured by a golden hazy atmosphere. Nereid was discovered in 1949 by astronomer gerard kuiper.
As a small moon, the composition and surface features are unknown. Nereid, third largest known moon of neptune and the second to be discovered. Moon desperately wants to love things, but just cant. Mar 18, 2011 here are 10 surprising facts about the moon, including information about the phases, brightness, temperature and more of earths natural satellite. Without an atmosphere, there is no wind or water erosion. Nereid being quite nonspherical or very nearly spherical. Nolle defined a supermoon as a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near within 90 percent of its closest approach to earth in a given orbit, without explaining where he obtained. Another reason the nereid thetis and peleus, the mortal king, were well known was their only child who reached maturity, the greek hero achilles. In this video you will be taken on a spectacular adventure to the earth, sun and moon.
Neso orbits at the furthest distance from the planet it orbits compared to all other moons in the solar system. It has a prograde but very eccentric orbit and is believed. Nereid is about 340 km in diameter and is so far from neptune that it requires 360 days to make one orbit. Find out the number of moons each planet has and their names below. Neso orbits neptune at a distance of more than 48 million km, making it the farthest known moon of any planet. The sun, earth, and moon solar system for kids youtube. The unusual orbit suggests that it may be either a captured asteroid or kuiper belt object, or that it was an inner moon in the past and was perturbed during the capture of neptunes largest moon triton. Of all known moons in the solar system it has the most eccentric orbit.
We have conducted a set of numerical simulations of the combined orbital and rotational motion of neptunes moon nereid to study its rotational behavior under the influence of gravitational. Many years ago, it raised its hand and carved a circle in the sky. Nereid is the name given to the third largest of neptunes moons, and the second to have been discovered by veteran outer solar system astronomer, gerard p. It is invisible to the naked eye because of its extreme distance from earth. Neso moon simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9. Nereid is unique because it has one of the most eccentric orbits of any moon. This odd orbit suggests to some astronomers that nereid may be a captured asteroid or kuiper belt object.
In particular, nereid has an unusually close and eccentric orbit for an. If rings were in fact present, the stars luminosity would decrease. Earth, sun, and moon facts worksheet by paula jett tpt. By far the largest of them is triton, discovered by william lassell on october 10, 1846, 17 days after the discovery of neptune itself. Nereid is one of the outermost of neptunes known moons and is among the largest. The ancient greeks had many moon goddesses, the most notable being selene and artemis. Gmuch like twilight, new moon keeps the steaminess to intense kisses between bella and edward, and some warm embraces and handholding with jacob. At a distance of 384,400 km from the earth, the moon is our closest celestial neighbour and only natural satellite. Based on the fact that it shares the same orbital pattern as psamethe, it is believed they are both fragments of a larger moon that was destroyed.
Rotation, size and shape analysis from k2, herschel and spitzer observations pdf. The moons of neptune 9 september 2015, by matt williams neptune and its moons. Nereid or neptune ii, is a moon of neptune nereid was found on 1 may 1949 by gerard kuiper, who suggested the name in the report of his discovery. Other moons of neptune the solar system on sea and sky.614 1248 558 334 603 135 256 289 1301 1441 580 444 603 1568 1132 381 1175 679 173 1210 1141 1123 378 147 891 1119 169 692 97 1012 1084 14 331 475