American astronomer Mark Showolter The smallest natural satellite of Neptune discovered from the California Research Institute. This is the fourteenth satellite of the farthest planet of the solar system.
It is reported that the new satellite of Neptune was found in archival photographs taken by the space telescope Hubble from 2004 to 2009. In total, the scientist had to carefully study about 150 photographs.
A detected space object was assigned a code number S/2004 N1. The name Showolter himself should choose the name and then coordinate it with the International Union of Astronomers. Most likely, the name of the satellite will be associated with ancient Greek mythology.
The diameter of the new moon is about 19 kilometers. It is located at a distance of about 105.2 thousand km from Neptune between the two Moon Larissa and the Proteus.