View Full Version : Three new moons discovered for Neptune

2005-Sep-07, 04:11 PM
SUMMARY: A team of astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered three previously unknown moons orbiting the planet Neptune. Since they're only 30-40km across, the moons were a challenge to spot. The team had to digitally merge multiple exposures of the planet moving across a background of stars. Over time, the planets and their motions were picked up as points of light. This brings the gas giant's total to 11 known moons.

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