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Triton
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Photo of the satellite Triton of the planet Neptune
Triton   Neptune I

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Mean distance from the planet Neptune 354.760 km
Orbital period around the planet Neptune (sideric) (reciprocal) - 5,8769 d
Mean orbital velocity (reciprocal) - 4,39 km/s
Orbital inclination 156,834 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Neptune 0,0000
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Discovered by William Lassell 1846
Mass 2,147 × 1022 kg
Equatorial radius 1353,4 km
Mean density 2,061 g/cm³
Escape velocity 1,455 km/s
Surface force of gravity 0,78 m/s²
Rotational period (reciprocal, synchronous) - 5,8769 d
Mean surface temperature 38 K
Albedo 0,76
Apparent magnitude + 13,47 mvis
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The surface pressure of the atmosphere is 16 × 10-6 bar.
99,0 %   Nitrogen (N2)
0,01 %   Methane (CH4)
  Hydrogen (H2)
  Carbon monoxide (CO)
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In Greek mythology, Triton is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite and lives with them in a golden palace in the depths of the sea. He rides the waves on horses and sea monsters and he carries a twisted conch shell, upon which he blows either violently or gently, to stir up or calm the waves.

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File icon NASA/JPL (Voyager 2) - Global Color Mosaic of Triton
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File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Triton
© A. Tayfun Oner ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA/JPL (Voyager 2) - Neptune on Triton's Horizon
Link to the page "Views of the Solar System"
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Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
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© William A. Arnett
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