Moons/satellites of neptune
- To begin with, Neptune has at least 13 know satellites or moons.
- One moon of Neptune is Triton.Triton is the largest moon that was discovered by William Lasell in October 10, 1846.Another interesting fact of Triton is that Triton spins opposite direction from the way Neptune spins.
- Another moon of Neptune is Larissa, the fifth-closets inner satellite of Neptune.Larissa is named after Larissa, a lover of Poseidon in Greek mythology and eponymous nymph of the city in Thessaly, Greece.Larissa was discovered by Harold. J Reitsema, William. B Hubbard, Larry. A Lebofsky, and David. J Tholen in May 24, 1981.
- They're is another moon named Proteus, the second largest Neptunian moon.Named after Proteus, the shape-changing sea god of Greek mythology.Discovered by Voyager 2 and Stephen. P Synnott in June 16, 1989.
- Despina is also another moon of Neptune.Despina is the third closest inner satellite, named after Despina, a nymph who was a daughter of Poseidion and Demeter.Discovered by Stephen. P Synnott and the Voyager Imaging Team in July 1889.
- Evenmore Galatea is the fourth closest inner satellite of Neptune, discovered by Stephen. P Synnott and the Voyager Imaging Team in July 1889. Named after Galatea, one of the Nereids of Greek legend.
- Thalassa is the second inner most satellite of Neptune, named after Sea Goddess Thalassa a daughter of Aether and Hemera form Greek mythology. Dicovered by Voyager Imaging Team and Richard. J Terrile in September 1989.