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Nereid
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Photo of the satellite Nereid of the planet Neptune
Nereid   Neptune II

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Mean distance from the planet Neptune 5.513.400 km
Orbital period around the planet Neptune (sideric) 360,14 d
Mean orbital velocity 1,11 km/s
Orbital inclination 7,23 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Neptune 0,7512
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Discovered by Gerard Peter Kuiper 1949
Mass 3,1 × 1019 kg
Equatorial radius 170 km
Mean density 1,5 g/cm³
Albedo 0,16
Apparent magnitude + 19,7 mvis
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The Nereids are the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris who dwell in the Mediterranean Sea. These beautiful women were always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms.

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