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Neptune III

Proper NameNaiad
DesignationNeptune III
Primary PlanetNeptune
Family / ClassRegular moons
Orbital Period7 hours, 22 minutes
Distance from NeptuneSemi-Major Axis: 48,227 km
Periapsis: 48,213 km
Apoapsis: 48,241 km
Rotation Period7 hours, 22 minutes (synchronous orbit)
Mean Diameter66 km
42 miles
NotesNeptune's innermost moon, Naiad is a small body with a highly elongated shape, and its longest axis approaches 100km in length. It is named for a type of spirit from Greek mythology associated with springs, wells and other small bodies of water.


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