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Found a new Neptune Trojan satellite

NASA scientists have exposed Neptune’s new, unknown before, the Trojan satellite. Such a discovery was made possible through images from space telescope “Hubble”. Sputnik was named 2011 HM102. Troyan sky satellite – a celestial body that moves along the orbit of the planet, the satellite behind it by 60 degrees. 150 images of Neptune in 2004 and 2009, there is a tiny dot. Mark Showalter, an astronomer who discovered satellite, said that it is hundreds of millions of times smaller than the tiniest star that can be seen with the naked eye. According to the emission of light in the satellite 100 million times darker than most inconspicuous star. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Galaxy, Planet

 

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