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    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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    Originally posted by fraser@Jul 8 2003, 10:09 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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    :angry: Why is the information here on Neptune so OLD!!!!!

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    Originally posted by ben+Dec 8 2003, 01:38 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ben @ Dec 8 2003, 01:38 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-fraser@Jul 8 2003, 10:09 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&#39;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&#39;s total to 11 known moons.


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    :angry: Why is the information here on Neptune so OLD&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; [/b][/quote]
    :angry:How often do you up date this information???&#33;&#33;&#33;

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    Errrrrrrrr... you&#39;re looking at and replying to a topic that was posted on the website FIVE months ago... it&#39;s not out of date at all, you&#39;re just five months late in looking at it.

    All the news is posted as soon as it&#39;s made available to the press and the world in general. New reports aren&#39;t updated as such... new topics simply replace old ones. Old news reports are kept on the site for reference and so that people can discuss them.

    Chill out - it doesn&#39;t hurt to ask but jumping to conclusions won&#39;t make you any popular.

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    Originally posted by DippyHippy@Dec 8 2003, 02:19 AM
    Errrrrrrrr... you&#39;re looking at and replying to a topic that was posted on the website FIVE months ago... it&#39;s not out of date at all, you&#39;re just five months late in looking at it.

    All the news is posted as soon as it&#39;s made available to the press and the world in general. New reports aren&#39;t updated as such... new topics simply replace old ones. Old news reports are kept on the site for reference and so that people can discuss them.

    Chill out - it doesn&#39;t hurt to ask but jumping to conclusions won&#39;t make you any popular.
    It is good information but, what are the three new moon&#39;s names? :unsure:

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    Originally posted by Guest@Mar 25 2004, 07:03 PM
    It is good information but, what are the three new moon&#39;s names?
    They don&#39;t have full names yet. They are still known by names such as S/2003 N1.
    Forming opinions as we speak

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