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Triton, Moon of Neptune

Triton is a Moon that orbits round the planet Neptune. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 2,229,016.54 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 354,759 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 21,394,990,550,895,500,000,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.059 g/cm3. Its volume is 10,384,058,491 km3. It was discovered in the year 1846 by W. Lassell. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Neptune is 5.877 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 354,759 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The temperature IN the atmosphere is about 38 K.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 21,394,990,550,895,500,000,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Triton is 8,503.7 km. The mean radius of Triton is 1353.4 km. The surface area of Triton is 23,017,714.99 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.779 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 15,803.2 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Triton orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 156.865 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0, it is the degree at which Triton orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Image of the Neptune moon of Triton


Image of the Neptune moon of Triton

Triton Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference2,229,016.54 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)354,759 km
Mass21,394,990,550,895,500,000,000 kg
Density2.059 g/cm3
Volume10,384,058,491 km3
Year of Discovery1846
DiscovererW. Lassell
Orbital Period5.877
Semi-Major Axis354,759 km
Atmosphere Temperature38 K
Mass21,394,990,550,895,500,000,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference8,503.7 km
Mean Radius1353.4 km
Surface Area23,017,714.99 km2
Surface Gravity0.779 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity15,803.2 km/h
Orbital Inclination156.865
Orbital Eccentricity0


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