Hubble finds a new Neptune moon

Exciting news!

‘NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune. This brings the number of known satellites circling the giant planet to 14.

The body is estimated to be no more than 12 miles across, making it the smallest known moon in the Neptunian system. It’s so small that it escaped detection by NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft, which flew by Neptune in 1989 and surveyed the planet’s system of moons and rings.’

Read the full press-release here.

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Returning to civilization

Finally – internet!!!

It has taken me a while, but I am slowly beginning to catch up on what has been happening in the world over the last week.

And while I did not get to see a live white moose (not albino), even though I was deep in ‘white moose country‘, I did manage to get a shot of the next best thing:



Note – this is not a hunting trophy, as white moose are protected.  This particular unlucky guy died in a train accident.