Triton: The Celestial 'Cantaloupe'

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  • Published: 02 December 2015
  • Join SciShow Space as we explore Neptune's largest moon, Triton. It's kind of a weird place and may even have liquid water!
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    Sources:
    http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/triton/indepth
    http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~fnimmo/website/Prockter_et_al.pdf
    http://www.space.com/17470-neptune-moon-triton-subsurface-ocean.html
    http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0019103512001790/1-s2.0-S0019103512001790-main.pdf?_tid=5e5ec104-884a-11e5-91d6-00000aab0f02&acdnat=1447229049_ef1d1e8eee9a404bbba9253e55c4877a
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v441/n7090/abs/nature04792.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/feature/triton-hopper-exploring-neptunes-captured-kuiper-belt-object
    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/neptune-or-bust
    http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1989A%26A...219L..23C&data_type=PDF_HIGH&whole_paper=YES&type=PRINTER&filetype=.pdf

Comments • 299

  • هاني العتيبي
    هاني العتيبي  1 months back

    300th coment

    • cammiecookies
      cammiecookies  4 months back

      0:06 EXCUSE ME WHAT IS THAT THAT IS NOT A CANTALOUPE

      • nosuchthing8
        nosuchthing8  4 months back

        Someone is obsessed with cantaloupe

        • Brickx H
          Brickx H  4 months back

          I love Triton

          • Smitty Johnson
            Smitty Johnson  5 months back

            In the future, I hope there is a thriving civilization of people on Triton. Harvesting Neptune's Deuterium for limitless energy. It would not only work to power that civilization, but it could be exported to power the rest of the solar system as well. Same goes for Titan with Saturn having virtually unlimited stores of Deuterium as well. The future is going to be amazing.

            • I'M GoneWithTheWind! FABULOUS!!

              Is he the voice behind the RIDDLE channel?

              • Stoned Umaruto
                Stoned Umaruto  10 months back

                Hi my name is Triton and I fart nitrogen!

                • Mister Hand
                  Mister Hand  12 months back

                  With a core of metal, we should send Slayer...

                  • Blah Blahsen
                    Blah Blahsen  12 months back

                    release tha prOOOOOBE!!!

                    • Lina Umpierre
                      Lina Umpierre  1 years back

                      And that goes for Saturn's Enceladus too!!!

                      • youtubian
                        youtubian  1 years back

                        I came to this upload, just now (2018,) and am wondering, the Triton hopper (is that what you called it?) is it (still) happening? And you said that frozen nitrogen is different from frozen water, does that mean, that even though the surface (of Triton,) is solid, it's soft? (I'd like to use the wording "squidgy under foot.")

                        • Helena Zerple
                          Helena Zerple  1 years back

                          *double finger snap* thankss ;/

                          • SuicideBunny6
                            SuicideBunny6  1 years back

                            "All you'd have to do is travel about 4.3 billion kilometres to Neptune's largest moon, Triton." Yeah, I'll just pop in after work. No problem.

                            • Astral fpv
                              Astral fpv  1 years back

                              So when are we having a man mission there

                              • Chris R
                                Chris R  2 years back

                                I like how science is just a bunch of ifs and buts, it adds a lot of cool things into the mix and just other ways to discover things

                                • Brickx H
                                  Brickx H  2 years back

                                  Neptune is my favorite Planet. Triton is my favorite moon. Remind me to bring a warm coat lol.

                                  • JR 1986
                                    JR 1986  2 years back

                                    This guy is so freaking creepy, I hope he doesn't guest host any longer. I'm distracted from what he's talking about because of the apeshit crazy look in his eyes.

                                    • New channel - Kokkino
                                      New channel - Kokkino  2 years back

                                      Triton isn't a "strange little moon". It's a normal moon.

                                      • Brickx H
                                        Brickx H  2 years back

                                        It's definitely strange

                                    • Self-replicating whatnot

                                      A core made of Rock and Metal.

                                      • Leif Giering
                                        Leif Giering  3 years back

                                        No mention of that fact that Triton is the only moon other than Titan with an atmosphere?

                                        • arte0021
                                          arte0021  3 years back

                                          now`s the time? well we have a fucking billion years left. i think thats enough time

                                          • arte0021
                                            arte0021  3 years back

                                            it seems like every moon has an ocean underneath the surface

                                            • Brickx H
                                              Brickx H  2 years back

                                              Yup now we just have to drill

                                          • Rich Marceau
                                            Rich Marceau  3 years back

                                            I really, really would like to see a Neptune/Tritom mission analogous to Cassini/Huygens

                                            • blackbombchu
                                              blackbombchu  3 years back

                                              Triton's orbit is actually speeding up. The tidal forces slow it down in the short run up to a fraction of a revolution later but then it gets closer because it was slown down which ends up making it orbit even faster but its angular momentum is lessening.

                                              • Tarek Chamas
                                                Tarek Chamas  3 years back

                                                billion years to do it PFFF im so lazy even THAT is not enough time :D

                                                • Triton Seibert
                                                  Triton Seibert  3 years back

                                                  My name's Triton.. It's so weird listening to him talk about this.

                                                  • Jenny Talwarts
                                                    Jenny Talwarts  3 years back

                                                    This is getting repetitive, are every single moon around the gas giants potentially hiding oceans of water under their surface? I swear this is the 4th or 5th one now.

                                                    • tnlaw2004
                                                      tnlaw2004  3 years back

                                                      Is "unstretch" the astronomical term for contract lol?

                                                      • iiiLillyiii Msp
                                                        iiiLillyiii Msp  3 years back

                                                        My little pony i see

                                                        • Geoffrey Brunell
                                                          Geoffrey Brunell  3 years back

                                                          Earth: "Hey planets! I have a major moon!"
                                                          Jupiter: "Oh really? Well I have four major moons!"
                                                          Uranus: "You guys are such losers! I have five major moons!"
                                                          Saturn: "I have seven major moons! Who's the loser now? What about you, Neptune? Do you have any major moons?"
                                                          Neptune: (quickly snags Triton) "Uh, yeah I have one."
                                                          Uranus: "Did you just grab a dwarf planet out of the Kuiper Belt and claim it as a moon?"
                                                          Neptune: "Uh, of course not!"
                                                          Jupiter: "Then why is it in a highly inclined retrograde orbit?"
                                                          Neptune: "Uh, because fuck you, that's why!"

                                                          • salty stick
                                                            salty stick  2 years back

                                                            Sun: You are all losers. You are all my moons so you better shut up.
                                                            Uranus: I think you didn't go to Solar School, Sun.
                                                            Jupiter: ANYway, I got more moons that you all.
                                                            Pluto: Uhm...*grabs asteroids in the galaxy andronomeda* Ha! Losers, I got 124 moons.
                                                            Earth: Why the hell are we even arguing-
                                                            Saturn: Let's talk about Neptune..
                                                            Neptune: Well, I have 14 moons..

                                                          • feslerae
                                                            feslerae  2 years back

                                                            Jupiter: "Dude, you're not even spinning it the right way! You don't know anything about having a moon!"
                                                            Neptune : "So? What do you care?"
                                                            Pluto: "...Hey guys?"
                                                            Venus: "Yeah, man! If you're gonna have a moon at least spin it the right way! You're gonna break it!"
                                                            Pluto:"...um hey guys?"
                                                            Neptune: "Shut up, nerd! At least I got a moon!"
                                                            Pluto: "Guys...can I have a moon?"
                                                            Planets: "You're not a planet!"
                                                            Pluto: "...what...what am I?"
                                                            Sun: (Sun winks) "You're MY moon, Pluto."
                                                            Everyone but Pluto laughs.

                                                          • Alex Siemers
                                                            Alex Siemers  3 years back

                                                            Triton: Come on man, let me go! *attacks Neptune

                                                        • Alex Paysen
                                                          Alex Paysen  3 years back

                                                          A billion years to get there? Not enough. It will take around 10 billiob years for the military to give some of their wasted money to NASA.

                                                          • Spicy News
                                                            Spicy News  3 years back

                                                            why can't you do this simple video without patreon supporters. it just have few pictures of triton, some very basic animation and some info about triton from internet. duh. i can make this kind of videos in 30 minutes atmost. and it will cost me nothing. and you get money from youtube ads too. this is a scam imo.

                                                            • Bart Squegee
                                                              Bart Squegee  3 years back

                                                              Could it be that Triton's "brother" was Pluto and they're the ones who got seperated by Neptune ? They sure look similar from photos .

                                                              • Pr.BΞ
                                                                Pr.BΞ  3 years back

                                                                no because Pluto has Charon as a binary. aand it's too inclined in relation to Neptune.

                                                            • Marc Abelha
                                                              Marc Abelha  3 years back

                                                              As soon as this guys starts talking, I move to the next video in hope he will not be there.

                                                              • Даниел Шаприн

                                                                Core made from Rock & Metal \m/ 0:49

                                                                • Nathaniel kemp
                                                                  Nathaniel kemp  4 years back

                                                                  What's a day on Triton?

                                                                  • Brickx H
                                                                    Brickx H  2 years back

                                                                    120 hours or 5 days equals 1 day on Triton

                                                                • CrazySkullGamer
                                                                  CrazySkullGamer  4 years back

                                                                  Yeah, of course I'll notice if a moon is orbiting around a basically featureless planet the wrong way or not...

                                                                  • Ankaa Avarshina
                                                                    Ankaa Avarshina  3 years back

                                                                    You're thinking of Uranus as the "basically featureless planet". Triton's on Neptune, which has an ever-changing atmosphere thanks to its violent winds and storms.

                                                                • Lone Wolf
                                                                  Lone Wolf  4 years back

                                                                  triton is moving towards uranus

                                                                  • SAiKA
                                                                    SAiKA  4 years back

                                                                    Do you suppose that a moon orbiting a planet could have a smaller moon orbiting itself? Like a moon having its own moon?

                                                                    • Brickx H
                                                                      Brickx H  2 years back

                                                                      No

                                                                    • SAiKA
                                                                      SAiKA  3 years back

                                                                      Woah!!! that is amazing!!! I didn't know anything about saturn's moons until now! XD thanks for that knowledge bit with the Lagrange and Horseshoe orbits :3

                                                                    • Pr.BΞ
                                                                      Pr.BΞ  3 years back

                                                                      If you go to the Saturnian system, you'll find examples of similar stuff. Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea, has rings of its own, and Janus shares orbit with Epimetheus, kind of binary-but-not-really, or Lagrange-but-not-really, it's called Horseshoe orbits. dwarf planet pluto kind of has a moon (charon) that kind of shares 4 moons (Hydra, Nix, Styx and Kerberos) with pluto. Our own moon has a satellite as well, it's called Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and is man-made.

                                                                  • CJ
                                                                    CJ  4 years back

                                                                    If you haven't already you should make a video about Neptunes black spot

                                                                    • Brickx H
                                                                      Brickx H  2 years back

                                                                      And it's called The Great Dark Spot. It comes and goes

                                                                    • CJ
                                                                      CJ  4 years back

                                                                      +Some Guy I know

                                                                    • Some Guy
                                                                      Some Guy  4 years back

                                                                      That spot doesn't exist anymore

                                                                  • Konspicuous Kalameet
                                                                    Konspicuous Kalameet  4 years back

                                                                    How could an elliptical orbit decay into a circular orbit? I thought it was only possible to go from circular to elliptical, due to the change in velocity as it gets closer to the object, than slingshots away?

                                                                    • KarbineKyle
                                                                      KarbineKyle  4 years back

                                                                      What a bizarre and fascinating world! I'd love to see a spacecraft go to Triton, and land on its surface! The Uranian and Neptunian systems are in desperate need of exploration! It's time to go back, but with an orbiting spacecraft!

                                                                      • Tyrone Pitts
                                                                        Tyrone Pitts  4 years back

                                                                        Triton sounds like kind of a dick...

                                                                        • InternalCombustionGenie

                                                                          0:47 hell yeah, I love rock and metal :)

                                                                          • Nicholas Baum
                                                                            Nicholas Baum  4 years back

                                                                            How about someone create an orbital model to see if the Pluto system once had Triton?

                                                                            • Adam Walters
                                                                              Adam Walters  4 years back

                                                                              Sub-Zero lives on Triton....... cool!

                                                                              • Abdul Kadir Rounak
                                                                                Abdul Kadir Rounak  4 years back

                                                                                That ending thou!😉

                                                                                • Eryk Szwarc
                                                                                  Eryk Szwarc  4 years back

                                                                                  Mine favourite moon.... rock and metal, yeah ;)