Discovery of five irregular moons of Neptune

@article{Holman2004DiscoveryOF,
  title={Discovery of five irregular moons of Neptune},
  author={Matthew J. Holman and J. Kavelaars and T. Grav and B. Gladman and W. Fraser and D. Milisavljevic and P. Nicholson and J. Burns and V. Carruba and J. Petit and P. Rousselot and O. Mousis and Brian G. Marsden and R. Jacobson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={430},
  pages={865-867}
}
  • Matthew J. Holman, J. Kavelaars, +11 authors R. Jacobson
  • Published 2004
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Each giant planet of the Solar System has two main types of moons. ‘Regular’ moons are typically larger satellites with prograde, nearly circular orbits in the equatorial plane of their host planets at distances of several to tens of planetary radii. The ‘irregular’ satellites (which are typically smaller) have larger orbits with significant eccentricities and inclinations. Despite these common features, Neptune's irregular satellite system, hitherto thought to consist of Triton and Nereid, has… CONTINUE READING
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