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Neptune and triton: Essential pieces of the solar system puzzle

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The planet Neptune and its largest moon Triton hold the keys to major advances across multiple fields of Solar System science. The ice giant Neptune played a unique and important role in the process of Solar System formation, has the most meteorologically active atmosphere in the Solar System (despite its great distance from the Sun), and may be the best Solar System analogue of the dominant class of exoplanets detected to date. Neptune's moon Triton is very likely a captured Kuiper Belt obje...

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10.1016/j.pss.2014.05.008

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Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd
Volume:
104
Issue:
PA
Pages:
108-121
Publication date:
2014-12-01
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ISSN:
0032-0633
URN:
uuid:528709e0-0306-4c73-8d98-45295f334e48
Source identifiers:
502914
Local pid:
pubs:502914

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