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Nereid
Nereid Moon

Nereid: Eccentric Moon of Jupiter

Nereid is the 3rd largest moon of planet Neptune and has water ice on its rough surface. It has the most eccentric orbit of any Neptunian moons. It may be a captured asteroid or Kuiper belt object.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Nereid Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 170
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. -
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 5,513,400
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. -
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 360.1362
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 1.12
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.7507
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 27.6
      1. Surface gravity
      2. 3.72
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.155
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 18.7
      1. Atmosphere
      2. -