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Discovered By
Matthew J. Holman, John J. Kavelaars, Tommy Grav, Wesley C. Fraser, and Dan Milisavljevic
Date of Discovery
2002
Orbit Size Around Neptune (semi-major axis)
Metric: 49,285,000 km
English: 30,624,279 miles
Scientific Notation: 4.9285x107 km
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 21,123,551 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 77,446,449 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
26.6686653 Earth years
9,740.73 Earth days
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 282,584,902.19 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 1,208.8 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.5714
Orbit Inclination
136.439
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 30.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 18.6 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 188.5 km
Volume
Metric: 113,097 km3
Mass
Metric: 164,853,527,640,691,000 kg
Scientific Notation: 1.6485 x 1017 kg
Density
Metric: 1.5 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 11,309.73 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.012 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 97 km/h

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/append7.html

-JPL Solar System Dynamics: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/

-Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology by Jürgen Blunck; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

-Encyclopedia of the Solar System, second edition; edited by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, and Torrence V. Johnson; Academic Press 2007

-Ellis Miner

-Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2010: http://www.britannica.com
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