NASA Has Proposed a Mission to Neptune’s Moon Triton, And We’re So Excited

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We’ve learned a lot about Neptune’s largest moon, Triton, since it was first discovered in 1846. Some scientists believe it could be an “ocean world” with liquid water – and maybe even harbor life.

And now, pending approval, we might soon get our best glimpse yet. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposed on Tuesday at a conference in Texas to send a spacecraft called “Trident” to Triton – with the goal of sussing out whether it’s a habitable world.

Rather than spending billions of dollars, the proposed spacecraft called Trident aims to keep costs low – roughly the “price of a small mission to the moon,” in the New York Times’ reckoning.


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