Neptune’s beautiful moon Triton, which glows a light purple through the NASA spacecraft’s lens, may have an ocean full of life.
NASA has just revealed its plan to explore the moon Triton, which it considers “mysterious and strange” to find extraterrestrial life, through interesting facts about a habitable world just below the crust ice of this celestial body.
Dr Karl Michell, project scientist for the Trident project at NASA’s JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory, stated: “Triton’s surface has all the features we’ve never seen before. This prompted us to want to know how the world works. Triton is the whole key to Solar System science: a captured and developed Kuiper Belt object, a potential ocean world with active streams, a young and energetic ionosphere.” .
Scientists believe that Triton’s oceanic world, which lies hidden beneath its beautiful ice crust, could be an “aquarium” full of extraterrestrial life.
To be able to reach the moon of this planet farthest from the Solar System, scientists have prepared for the launch of a spacecraft in October 10-2025, only once every 13 years, when Neptune King, Poison and Earth line up. The spacecraft will borrow the gravity of the toxic star to fly as far as Triton on a 13-year long journey.
Triton is Neptune’s largest moon, discovered in 1846 by British astronomer William Lassel. Triton is also the name of the sea god, the son of the “Neptune” Poseidon in Greek mythology. Under the lens of the NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft, it appears with a magical pale purple powder, mixed with a little rainbow in some locations, and has an icy surface.