October 10, 2013

Neptune's Moons May Be on Collision Course

Lisa Grossman, NewScientist

AP Photo

Neptune's moon Naiad is a coy sprite. The small moon kept close to its parent planet to hide in the brighter body's reflected glare, and it zipped around at erratic speeds singing "Catch me if you can!" Only once did Naiad stick its head out to wave at a passing spacecraft. It has hidden ever since.

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