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some strange facts about triton

miklamar

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Report this Jun. 21 2013, 7:18 am

For some reason, the outer planets of our solar system seem to intrigue me.


Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, is very unusual.  It orbits around its planet in the opposite direction from the other moons, so scientists think it was once a separate body captured by Neptune.  Neptune’s gravity is slowing it down, so it is falling gradually toward the planet.


Triton has an icy surface that reflects so much sunlight that its temperature is around -391 degrees Fahrenheit (-235 degrees Celsius), making it one of the coldest objects in our solar system.


Yet Triton’s thin atmosphere seems to be growing warmer, and scientists do not know why!


Strangely, too, Triton spews icy geysers thought to be composed of liquid nitrogen, methane and dust, which then falls back down onto its surface, like snow!  (This is called cryovulcanism.)


In fact, since its composition is similar to Pluto's, some think Neptune may have pulled Triton from the Kuiper Belt.


NASA plans to fly its New Horizon mission past Pluto in mid-July 2015.


http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune&Display=OverviewLong


http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune&Display=Sats


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triton_(moon)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons


 


 


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dryson

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Report this Jun. 22 2013, 6:18 pm

Yet Triton’s thin atmosphere seems to be growing warmer, and scientists do not know why!


One possible reason for Tritons atmosphere is growing warmer possibly is because as Triton is drawn closer and closer to Neptune the rotation of both planets creates friction possibly that would explain the warming of Tritons atmosphere.


If you take two steel balls one the size of a basketball and the other the size of a pea and spin each steel ball really fast and bring them closer together nothing would happen. But with planets since there are EM fields involved the closer each celestial body spins towards each other causes the EM fields to put pressure on the molecules of the other planet.


We know that when pressure or force is placed against molecules they tend to speed up. When molecules speed up they produce heat which could explain the increase in temperature on Triton.


If we take the same two steel balls from earlier and add an EM field to each one along with molecules the smaller steel ball would heat up considerably because of the pressure being exerted on it as Triton is pulled into Neptune.


What a sight that would be to see live on t.v..


Triton being pulled into Neptune.


I wonder what type of new planet will emerge? Maybe a habitable planet?


Sometimes to create one must first destroy.


A bullfrog with a light in its belly is nothing more than a glutton looking to shine otherwise.

miklamar

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Report this Jun. 24 2013, 5:17 am

Dryson, that is an interesting theory.  I had thought it might have been due to their passing through a hotter portion of space--kind of like a warmer valley, as opposed to a cooler peak.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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