Triton (moon)

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For the mythological being Triton, see: Category:Triton.

Triton, or Neptune I, is the planet Neptune's largest moon. Triton has a complex geological history and it is believed to have a relatively young surface. It was discovered by William Lassell on October 10, 1846, just 17 days after the planet itself was discovered. It was first mapped in 1991.[1]


  1. Davies, M. E., P. G. Rogers, and T. R. Colvin, "A Control Network of Triton," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vo l. 96, E l , pp. 15,675-15,681, 1991. See also Merton E. Davies