New moon on the horizon: Scientists begin process of naming Neptune satellite

07/16/2013 | Popular Science

NASA scientists have identified a new moon orbiting Neptune nearly a decade after the Hubble Space Telescope first snapped photos of the satellite and just weeks after researchers formally named Pluto's recently discovered moons Kerberos and Styx. The tiny moon, only 12 miles across, has been dubbed S/2004 N1, but researchers are working toward a name. The person who discovered it gets the first shot at a suggestion, after which the job goes to the International Astronomical Union.

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