Nereida (satellite)

Nereida (satellite)

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It is the satellite of Neptune more distant and smaller.

Discovered in 1949 by G. Kuiper, it orbits at an average distance of 5,562,000 km., Making a complete turn around the planet in 360 days. Its orbit is very eccentric (e = 0.75).

The satellite has a diameter of 940 km. and could be formed from a mixture of ice and rocks. The value of its mass is relatively uncertain.

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