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Neptune's Moon Naiad Spotted By Hubble Telescope For First Time In Decades (PHOTOS)

Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope, Moon Naiad, Moons, Neptune, Neptune Hubble, Neptune Moon Naiad, Planets, Space )

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A tiny, mysterious moon orbiting Neptune has been spotted for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Bob P (394)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:03 pm
thanks Judy

Terry V (30)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:07 pm
Interesting, thanks

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 9:04 pm
I know we need science, but I wonder how many children didn't eat today? Priorities? Just a thought.

Jerry B (128)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 9:35 pm
Noted great article..thanks Judy!

Judy C (97)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:52 pm
Good point, Robert. Sometimes people can fall into a trap of assuming that defunding science will add funds to their choice of causes. There's no way of telling where the funds would end up.

However, it is very likely that the planet can really feed its people. We need to make different choices in how food is grown and distributed, and make a decision to take action toward feeding the world. There is a basic right to food that is not recognized by some. We belong to the Earth, it doesn't belong to us. We can share food in many ways with our brothers and sisters.

In 500 B.C. an anonymous Chinese Poet said:

* If you are thinking a year ahead, sow seed.
* If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree.
* If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people.
* By sowing seed once, you will harvest once.
* By planting a tree, you will harvest tenfold.
* By educating the people, you will harvest one hundredfold.

Sustainable and local is very doable, and many of us can grow some food ourselves, somehow.

Louise D (44)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:49 pm
Having just been learning orbital dynamics Naiad is an example of how difficult it is to predict orbits as you have to take in other factors into count. Still Naiad was a particularly difficult object to find with a 7 hour orbit so close to Neptune. There may be a need to send a probe to explore this distant planet but it will be decades before any funding will come particularly with the anti-science attitude in America.

Jav R (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:30 am
Interesante, gracias

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:43 pm
Science is almost always so fascinating.

Rebecca D (30)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:50 pm
very cool.

Judy C (97)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:32 pm
Thanks, everybody. Funding will continue to be a problem. This would be a good way for wealthy patrons to use some of their excess funds. At least some of them must value science.

Oleg Kobets (91)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:16 am
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