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on Nov 23, 2012

Triton

A photomosaic from Voyager 2 of Neptune’s largest moon, Triton. The moon orbits Neptune opposite the direction that the planet rotates. Does this mean that Triton came from the Kuiper Belt and was eventually captured by the ice giant? Credit: NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / U.S. Geological Survey

A photomosaic from Voyager 2 of Neptune's largest moon, Triton.  The moon orbits Neptune opposite the direction that the planet rotates.  Does this mean that Triton came from the Kuiper Belt and was eventually captured by the ice giant? Credit: NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / U.S. Geological Survey

Triton