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The Surprising King of the Kuiper Belt


Throwback Thursday The Surprising King of the Kuiper Belt Synopsis Starts With A Bang

Out beyond Neptune, the last of our Solar System’s gas giants, the icy graveyard of failed planetesimals lurks: the Kuiper Belt.  The most famous among them are Pluto, the first one ever discovered, and Eris, of comparable size but undoubtedly more massive. But there’s an even larger, more massive object from the Kuiper Belt than either of these, yet you never hear about it: it’s Triton, the largest moon of Neptune!

Throwback Thursday The Surprising King of the Kuiper Belt Synopsis Starts With A Bang

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You're right. I did not see Neptune's moon Triton as king of the Kuiper belt coming. Score!!

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