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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.
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