Triton: The Celestial 'Cantaloupe'

  • Published: 02 December 2015
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Comments • 300

  • cammiecookies
    cammiecookies  2 weeks back


    • nosuchthing8
      nosuchthing8  3 weeks back

      Someone is obsessed with cantaloupe

      • Brickx H
        Brickx H  1 months back

        I love Triton

        • Smitty Johnson
          Smitty Johnson  1 months back

          In the future, I hope there is a thriving civilization of people on Triton. Harvesting Neptune's Deuterium for limitless energy. It would not only work to power that civilization, but it could be exported to power the rest of the solar system as well. Same goes for Titan with Saturn having virtually unlimited stores of Deuterium as well. The future is going to be amazing.

          • I'M GoneWithTheWind! FABULOUS!!

            Is he the voice behind the RIDDLE channel?

            • Stoned Umaruto
              Stoned Umaruto  7 months back

              Hi my name is Triton and I fart nitrogen!

              • Mister Hand
                Mister Hand  9 months back

                With a core of metal, we should send Slayer...

                • Blah Blahsen
                  Blah Blahsen  9 months back

                  release tha prOOOOOBE!!!

                  • Lina Umpierre
                    Lina Umpierre  9 months back

                    And that goes for Saturn's Enceladus too!!!

                    • youtubian
                      youtubian  9 months back

                      I came to this upload, just now (2018,) and am wondering, the Triton hopper (is that what you called it?) is it (still) happening? And you said that frozen nitrogen is different from frozen water, does that mean, that even though the surface (of Triton,) is solid, it's soft? (I'd like to use the wording "squidgy under foot.")

                      • Helena Zerple
                        Helena Zerple  10 months back

                        *double finger snap* thankss ;/

                        • SuicideBunny6
                          SuicideBunny6  11 months back

                          "All you'd have to do is travel about 4.3 billion kilometres to Neptune's largest moon, Triton." Yeah, I'll just pop in after work. No problem.

                          • Astral fpv
                            Astral fpv  1 years back

                            So when are we having a man mission there

                            • Chris R
                              Chris R  1 years back

                              I like how science is just a bunch of ifs and buts, it adds a lot of cool things into the mix and just other ways to discover things

                              • Brickx H
                                Brickx H  1 years back

                                Neptune is my favorite Planet. Triton is my favorite moon. Remind me to bring a warm coat lol.

                                • JR 14
                                  JR 14  1 years back

                                  This guy is so freaking creepy, I hope he doesn't guest host any longer. I'm distracted from what he's talking about because of the apeshit crazy look in his eyes.

                                  • New channel - Kokkino
                                    New channel - Kokkino  2 years back

                                    Triton isn't a "strange little moon". It's a normal moon.

                                    • Brickx H
                                      Brickx H  1 years back

                                      It's definitely strange

                                  • Self-replicating whatnot

                                    A core made of Rock and Metal.

                                    • Leif Giering
                                      Leif Giering  2 years back

                                      No mention of that fact that Triton is the only moon other than Titan with an atmosphere?

                                      • arte0021
                                        arte0021  2 years back

                                        now`s the time? well we have a fucking billion years left. i think thats enough time

                                        • arte0021
                                          arte0021  2 years back

                                          it seems like every moon has an ocean underneath the surface

                                          • Brickx H
                                            Brickx H  1 years back

                                            Yup now we just have to drill

                                        • Rich Marceau
                                          Rich Marceau  3 years back

                                          I really, really would like to see a Neptune/Tritom mission analogous to Cassini/Huygens

                                          • blackbombchu
                                            blackbombchu  3 years back

                                            Triton's orbit is actually speeding up. The tidal forces slow it down in the short run up to a fraction of a revolution later but then it gets closer because it was slown down which ends up making it orbit even faster but its angular momentum is lessening.

                                            • Tarek Chamas
                                              Tarek Chamas  3 years back

                                              billion years to do it PFFF im so lazy even THAT is not enough time :D

                                              • Triton Seibert
                                                Triton Seibert  3 years back

                                                My name's Triton.. It's so weird listening to him talk about this.

                                                • Jenny Talwarts
                                                  Jenny Talwarts  3 years back

                                                  This is getting repetitive, are every single moon around the gas giants potentially hiding oceans of water under their surface? I swear this is the 4th or 5th one now.

                                                  • tnlaw2004
                                                    tnlaw2004  3 years back

                                                    Is "unstretch" the astronomical term for contract lol?

                                                    • iiiLillyiii Msp
                                                      iiiLillyiii Msp  3 years back

                                                      My little pony i see

                                                      • Geoffrey Brunell
                                                        Geoffrey Brunell  3 years back

                                                        Earth: "Hey planets! I have a major moon!"
                                                        Jupiter: "Oh really? Well I have four major moons!"
                                                        Uranus: "You guys are such losers! I have five major moons!"
                                                        Saturn: "I have seven major moons! Who's the loser now? What about you, Neptune? Do you have any major moons?"
                                                        Neptune: (quickly snags Triton) "Uh, yeah I have one."
                                                        Uranus: "Did you just grab a dwarf planet out of the Kuiper Belt and claim it as a moon?"
                                                        Neptune: "Uh, of course not!"
                                                        Jupiter: "Then why is it in a highly inclined retrograde orbit?"
                                                        Neptune: "Uh, because fuck you, that's why!"

                                                        • salty stick
                                                          salty stick  2 years back

                                                          Sun: You are all losers. You are all my moons so you better shut up.
                                                          Uranus: I think you didn't go to Solar School, Sun.
                                                          Jupiter: ANYway, I got more moons that you all.
                                                          Pluto: Uhm...*grabs asteroids in the galaxy andronomeda* Ha! Losers, I got 124 moons.
                                                          Earth: Why the hell are we even arguing-
                                                          Saturn: Let's talk about Neptune..
                                                          Neptune: Well, I have 14 moons..

                                                        • feslerae
                                                          feslerae  2 years back

                                                          Jupiter: "Dude, you're not even spinning it the right way! You don't know anything about having a moon!"
                                                          Neptune : "So? What do you care?"
                                                          Pluto: "...Hey guys?"
                                                          Venus: "Yeah, man! If you're gonna have a moon at least spin it the right way! You're gonna break it!"
                                                          Pluto:" hey guys?"
                                                          Neptune: "Shut up, nerd! At least I got a moon!"
                                                          Pluto: "Guys...can I have a moon?"
                                                          Planets: "You're not a planet!"
                                                          Pluto: "...what...what am I?"
                                                          Sun: (Sun winks) "You're MY moon, Pluto."
                                                          Everyone but Pluto laughs.

                                                      • Giannis Anteyokounmposiwndowiukdowommsqowu

                                                        A billion years to get there? Not enough. It will take around 10 billiob years for the military to give some of their wasted money to NASA.

                                                        • Spicy News
                                                          Spicy News  3 years back

                                                          why can't you do this simple video without patreon supporters. it just have few pictures of triton, some very basic animation and some info about triton from internet. duh. i can make this kind of videos in 30 minutes atmost. and it will cost me nothing. and you get money from youtube ads too. this is a scam imo.

                                                          • Bart Squegee
                                                            Bart Squegee  3 years back

                                                            Could it be that Triton's "brother" was Pluto and they're the ones who got seperated by Neptune ? They sure look similar from photos .

                                                            • Pr.BΞ
                                                              Pr.BΞ  3 years back

                                                              no because Pluto has Charon as a binary. aand it's too inclined in relation to Neptune.

                                                          • Marc Abelha
                                                            Marc Abelha  3 years back

                                                            As soon as this guys starts talking, I move to the next video in hope he will not be there.

                                                            • Даниел Шаприн

                                                              Core made from Rock & Metal \m/ 0:49

                                                              • Nathaniel kemp
                                                                Nathaniel kemp  3 years back

                                                                What's a day on Triton?

                                                                • Brickx H
                                                                  Brickx H  1 years back

                                                                  120 hours or 5 days equals 1 day on Triton

                                                              • CrazySkullGamer
                                                                CrazySkullGamer  3 years back

                                                                Yeah, of course I'll notice if a moon is orbiting around a basically featureless planet the wrong way or not...

                                                                • Ankaa Avarshina
                                                                  Ankaa Avarshina  3 years back

                                                                  You're thinking of Uranus as the "basically featureless planet". Triton's on Neptune, which has an ever-changing atmosphere thanks to its violent winds and storms.

                                                              • Lone Wolf
                                                                Lone Wolf  3 years back

                                                                triton is moving towards uranus

                                                                • SAiKA
                                                                  SAiKA  3 years back

                                                                  Do you suppose that a moon orbiting a planet could have a smaller moon orbiting itself? Like a moon having its own moon?

                                                                  • Brickx H
                                                                    Brickx H  1 years back


                                                                  • SAiKA
                                                                    SAiKA  3 years back

                                                                    Woah!!! that is amazing!!! I didn't know anything about saturn's moons until now! XD thanks for that knowledge bit with the Lagrange and Horseshoe orbits :3

                                                                  • Pr.BΞ
                                                                    Pr.BΞ  3 years back

                                                                    If you go to the Saturnian system, you'll find examples of similar stuff. Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea, has rings of its own, and Janus shares orbit with Epimetheus, kind of binary-but-not-really, or Lagrange-but-not-really, it's called Horseshoe orbits. dwarf planet pluto kind of has a moon (charon) that kind of shares 4 moons (Hydra, Nix, Styx and Kerberos) with pluto. Our own moon has a satellite as well, it's called Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and is man-made.

                                                                • CJ
                                                                  CJ  3 years back

                                                                  If you haven't already you should make a video about Neptunes black spot

                                                                  • Brickx H
                                                                    Brickx H  1 years back

                                                                    And it's called The Great Dark Spot. It comes and goes

                                                                  • CJ
                                                                    CJ  3 years back

                                                                    +Some Guy I know

                                                                  • Some Guy
                                                                    Some Guy  3 years back

                                                                    That spot doesn't exist anymore

                                                                • Konspicuous Kalameet
                                                                  Konspicuous Kalameet  3 years back

                                                                  How could an elliptical orbit decay into a circular orbit? I thought it was only possible to go from circular to elliptical, due to the change in velocity as it gets closer to the object, than slingshots away?

                                                                  • KarbineKyle
                                                                    KarbineKyle  3 years back

                                                                    What a bizarre and fascinating world! I'd love to see a spacecraft go to Triton, and land on its surface! The Uranian and Neptunian systems are in desperate need of exploration! It's time to go back, but with an orbiting spacecraft!

                                                                    • Tyrone Pitts
                                                                      Tyrone Pitts  3 years back

                                                                      Triton sounds like kind of a dick...

                                                                      • InternalCombustionGenie

                                                                        0:47 hell yeah, I love rock and metal :)

                                                                        • Nicholas Baum
                                                                          Nicholas Baum  4 years back

                                                                          How about someone create an orbital model to see if the Pluto system once had Triton?

                                                                          • Adam Walters
                                                                            Adam Walters  4 years back

                                                                            Sub-Zero lives on Triton....... cool!

                                                                            • Abdul Kadir Rounak
                                                                              Abdul Kadir Rounak  4 years back

                                                                              That ending thou!😉

                                                                              • Eryk Szwarc
                                                                                Eryk Szwarc  4 years back

                                                                                Mine favourite moon.... rock and metal, yeah ;)

                                                                                • TuluCorp. Research
                                                                                  TuluCorp. Research  4 years back

                                                                                  What if: The thing that Triton might have been orbiting, hit the earth and formed our moon?!