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Surface of Triton

Image processing can produce a view such as one might see if you were present on the surface of Triton.

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What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences?...more

Surface of Triton

This image of Triton reveals many neat features of its surface. The surface of Triton's surface is a mix of Ganymede's and Europa's surfaces. Old areas of Triton's surface have many craters and younger...more

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...more

Triton Composition

Not only ice but several different kinds of snow (crushed ice) have been found on the surface of Triton. An idea of what the inside of Triton is made of can only be guessed because the Voyager spacecraft...more

What the Inside of Triton is like

Triton is mostly made of ice, therefore there is probably a small core of some rocky material at the center, covered with different kinds of ice. If Triton is warm enough inside, then there could be water....more

The Poles of Triton

Triton is the largest moon of Neptune. It is a very odd moon. The poles of Triton are especially interesting. Triton has a polar ice cap at the South Pole. Earth has ice caps at its poles too. On Earth...more

A Look at what Neptune's Atmosphere is Made of

The atmosphere of Neptune is a lot like that of Uranus, and unlike that of Saturn and Jupiter. On Jupiter and Saturn, the atmosphere is mostly made of the simple molecules hydrogen and helium. The atmosphere...more

The Origin of an Atmosphere

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