Hubble Uncovers Origin of Neptune’s Smallest Moon Hippocamp


Cosmologists utilizing the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, alongside more seasoned information from the Voyager 2 test, have uncovered progressively about the birthplace of Neptune’s littlest moon. The moon, which was found in 2013 and has now gotten the official name Hippocamp, is accepted to be a part of its bigger neighbor Proteus.

A group of cosmologists, driven by Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute, have utilized the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to examine the root of the littlest known moon circling earth Neptune, found in 2013.

“The primary thing we understood was that you wouldn’t hope to discover such a little moon directly alongside Neptune’s greatest inward moon,” said Mark Showalter. The minor moon, with an expected breadth of just around 34 km, was named Hippocamp and is probably going to be a part from Proteus, Neptune’s second-biggest moon and the peripheral of the inward moons. Hippocamp, some time ago known as S/2004 N 1, is named after the ocean animals of a similar name from Greek and Roman folklore.


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