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Triton, Moon of Neptune

Triton is a Moon that orbits round the planet Neptune. 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. Its volume is 10384058491.

It was discovered in the year 1846 by W. Lassell.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Neptune is 5.876854 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 1353km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 5,229 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 354.76, 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 equatorial circumference of Triton is 8503.7 km. The surface area of Triton is 23,017,714.99. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.779. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 15803.20 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 354759.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Triton orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 157.345 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

Mass (kg)21,394,990,550,895,500,000,000
Density (g/cm^3)2.059
Volume (km^3)10384058491
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Year of Discovery1846
DiscovererW. Lassell
Orbital Period (days)5.876854
Equatorial Radius (km)1353
Escape Velocity (km/h)5,229
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)354.76
Atmosphere Temperature38 K
Equatorial Circumference (km)8503.7
Surface Area (km^2)23,017,714.99
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.779
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)15803.20
Average Orbit Distance (km)354759.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)157.345
Orbital Eccentricity0

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