Moon

Bewitching Moon

Triton and Pluto sport similar bulk compositions and densities. The duo also show similar atmospheres. In addition, both remote frozen worlds travel in unusual orbits. Pluto sports a highly eccentric orbit that sometimes carries it closer to the Sun than Neptune. Also, Pluto orbits in the¬†opposite direction¬†around our Sun than do the other major planets …

A Distant Moon World

In the outer Solar System, far from our Sun’s brilliant golden light and intense heat, there is a beautiful banded blue planet that is orbited by a bizarre moon. The sapphire-blue ice-giant Neptune is both the farthest major planet from our Sun, as well as the smallest of the quartet of outer gaseous giant planets–the …