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Halimede (click to enlarge)


Scientists used this faint, fuzzy image to pinpoint one of three new Neptunian moons more than 4 billion km (2.8 billion miles) from the Sun. This is Halimede (S/2002 N1) as seen by the 4-meter Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Image Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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