How many moons are orbiting near Neptune?

Answer The planet Neptune has eight moons that orbit around it. These satellites include the largest of the planet's moons--Triton--as well as Proteus, Galatea, Larissa, Thalassa, Despina, Naiad and Nerei... Read More »

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Does Neptune have rings orbiting the planet?

In 1989, images taken by Voyager 2 confirmed the existence of at least nine rings around planet Neptune, which were named: 1989 N3R Galle, 1989 N2R Leverrier, Lassell, Arago, 1989 N1R Adams, Libert... Read More »

Are there any moons on Neptune?

The planet Neptune has 13 moons as of February 2011. Astronomers first believed Neptune had three moons. The 1989 Voyager flyby discovered another five moons, bringing the count to eight. Between 2... Read More »

Who discovered the moons of Neptune?

Neptune's largest moon, Triton, was discovered by William Lassel in 1846, shortly after the discovery of the planet itself. It wasn't until 1949 that another of Neptune's moons, Nereid, would be di... Read More »

Can any of the moons of Neptune be lived on?

None of Neptune’s moons are habitable for humans without extensive protection. Triton, the largest of Neptune’s moons, has a surface temperature of -400 degrees Fahrenheit (-240 degrees Celsius... Read More »