Water Fact File for Triton

The Bottom Line:

A fascinating world on the edges of our Solar System...

 

Findings from Dr Kotwicki's 1991 Paper:

"The most mysterious thing encountered during the Voyager 2 trip", Triton of Neptune was thought to be a static, eternally  frozen world: it turned to be only the third object in the Solar System to have active volcanoes, spewing nitrogen ice  particles kilometres high. Triton has few craters: one explanation is that its surface melted completely, the other that some  kind of large-scale deposition took place. Large flat areas of liquefied and refrozen water resemble volcanic calderas on  Earth. The complex topography of Triton and its relatively high density will keep theoreticians occupied for years.

 

Latest Findings about Water on Triton:

 

 

Above: Neptune's moon of Triton, one of the most interesting bodies in our Solar System.

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