Science in a Minute 022219 Scientists May Have Discovered the Origin of Neptune's Tiniest Moon

February 22, 2019 12:16 AM
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Scientists, after analyzing images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, have developed a theory on the origin of Neptune's tiniest moon Hippocamp. They say that the little moon (only 34 kilometers in diameter) is actually a fragment of a slightly larger, closely neighboring moon, Proteus. The researchers say the fragment was created after a large comet strike billions of years ago.