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Triton

Triton was discovered by W. Lassell in 1846. Of the 8 moons, it is the 2nd farthest from Neptune.

Triton may be one of the largest of the icy moons with a diameter that is about half the distance across the United States.

Triton is very interesting. It has a neat surface, and is one of the few moons with the possibility for a weak atmosphere and an environment suitable for life.

Last modified April 22, 2009 by Randy Russell.

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