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1 May 2015, 22:00 UTC <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lDUy403JLaM/VT8sfSeVmfI/AAAAAAAAHVI/r4HbERRaKd0/s1600/Post%2B-%2BMay%2B2015%2B(2)%2B-%2B1.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lDUy403JLaM/VT8sfSeVmfI/AAAAAAAAHVI/r4HbERRaKd0/s1600/Post%2B-%2BMay%2B2015%2B%282%29%2B-%2B1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Figure 1: An artist’s rendition of the planet Neptune.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;">Neso is a small, irregular natural satellite in a far-flung orbit around the planet Neptune. Not much is known about Neso. It was discovered in August 2002 and given the provisional designation S/2002 N4. In February 2007, it was named “Neso” by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Neptune’s large distance from the Sun means that its gravitational field can dominate an extremely wide region of space around it, giving it a large gravitational sphere of influence. As a consequence, Neptune can have moons that orbit around it at large distances and still remain gravitationally bound to Neptune.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;">Neso orbits Neptune at a mean distance of 50.26 million km. However, the orbit of Neso is fairly elongated. Neso comes as close as 28.93 million km to Neptune and recedes as far as 71.58 million km, its maximum distance from Neptune, making it the most distant known moon of any planet. Neso is in such a wide orbit around Neptune that it takes a whopping 26.67 ...
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http://www.planetary.org/system/rss/www.planetary.org-634982207: Dawn Journal: Getting Down to Science at Ceres
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