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Kepler Observes Neptune Dancing With Its Moons 19

New submitter Liquid Tip writes: NASA's K2 mission has the capability to stare continuously at a single field of stars for months at time. A new video shows K2 observations spanning 70 days from November, 2014 through January, 2015 reduced to a time-lapse of 34 seconds. During this time, we see some distant members of our Solar System passing through the K2 field-of-view. This includes some asteroids and the giant outer planet Neptune, which appears at day 15. A keen-eyed observer will also notice an object circling Neptune: its large moon, Triton, which orbits every 5.8 days. The fainter moon Nereid can be seen tracing Neptune's motion.

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Kepler Observes Neptune Dancing With Its Moons

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  • by Virtucon ( 127420 ) on Friday May 15, 2015 @10:39AM (#49697647)

    I wonder, is there a backup beep when planets go into retrograde? Beep Beep Beep.

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