Triton is the largest moon of Neptune.


  • It is the 7th largest moon in our Solar System.
  • Triton might be a Kupier Belt object that was captured by Neptune's gravity.
  • It was discovered by William Hassell on October 10th, 1847, 17 days after Neptune was discovered.
  • Triton's atmosphere is made up of Nitrogen and Methane.
  • Triton is slowly coming closer to the planet, and it will eventually collide with the planet or be broken up by the atmosphere.
  • It is the only large moon that has a retrograde orbit.
  • Triton was named after a son of Poseidon, the Greek god for Neptune.
  • It has active volcanoes and geysers, so it is one of the only few objects in our solar system to be geologically active.
  • Its crust is made up of frozen Nitrogen.
  • Its the third denseness moon of a Gas Giant, after Europa and Io.
  • Triton is very cold at -240 degrees Celsius

Neptunian Moons
Naiad Thalassa Despina Galatea Larissa S/ 2004 N1

Proteus Triton Nereid Halimede Sao Laomedeia Psamathe Neso

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