This is an image of Triton.
Click on image for full size
Global Warming Not Simply Constrained to the Earth
News story originally written on June 26, 1998
Pictures taken by the Hubble telescope show that Neptune's
moon, Triton, has heated up since 1989. That means global warming isn't something that just happens on Earth.
This increase in temperature is having global effects. One of the main things that this warming does is turn the frozen surface of Triton into gas. This gas goes into Triton's atmosphere. A thicker atmosphere and warmer temperatures increase the chances for life on Triton to exist. But, even with this global warming, Triton is still very cold! Triton's temperature has risen from about -392 degrees Fahrenheit to -389 degrees Fahrenheit.
You might also be interested in:
Triton is the largest moon of Neptune. It isn't quite as big as Earth's Moon. The surface of Triton is very, very cold. It is colder than the surface of any other planet or moon in our Solar System. It...more
It was another exciting and frustrating year for the space science program. It seemed that every step forward led to one backwards. Either way, NASA led the way to a great century of discovery. Unfortunately,...more
The Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on October 29th at 2:19 p.m. EST. The sky was clear and the weather was great. This was the America's 123rd manned space mission. A huge...more
Scientists found a satellite orbiting the asteroid, Eugenia. This is the second one ever! A special telescope allows scientists to look through Earth's atmosphere. The first satellite found was Dactyl....more
The United States wants Russia to put the service module in orbit! The module is part of the International Space Station. It was supposed to be in space over 2 years ago. Russia just sent supplies to the...more
A coronal mass ejection (CME) happened on the Sun last month. The material that was thrown out from this explosion passed the ACE spacecraft. ACE measured some exciting things as the CME material passed...more
Trees and plants are a very important part of this Earth. Trees and plants are nature's air conditioning because they help keep our Earth cool. On a summer day, walking bare-foot on the sidewalk burns,...more