Triton crashed into Neptune's moons

Crane, Leah
November 2017
New Scientist;11/18/2017, Vol. 236 Issue 3152, p16
The article offers information on the efforts of researcher Raluca Rufu and colleagues in figuring out what the Neptune system was like before Triton barrelled in, using a series of computer simulations. Topics discussed include the tiny moons which orbit in the direction of the planet's spin and the Triton, orbiting in the opposite direction; views of researcher Scott Sheppard on the crash of Triton into Neptune's moons; and impact of the collision.


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