Neptune IV - 1989N5

Thalassa appears to be about 80 kilometers (50 miles) in diameter. It orbits Neptune in 7 hours, 30 minutes about 25,200 kilometers (15,700 miles) above the cloud tops. It is irregularly shaped and shows no sign of any geological modification. Thalassa circles the planet in the same direction as Neptune rotates. The above image has been slightly smeared so that Thalassa appears highly elongated.

Thalassa Statistics | |
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Discovered by | Voyager 2 |

Date of discovery | 1989 |

Mass (kg) | ? |

Equatorial radius (km) | 40 |

Equatorial radius (Earth = 1) | 6.2716e-03 |

Mean density (gm/cm^3) | ? |

Mean distance from Neptune (km) | 50,000 |

Rotational period (days) | ? |

Orbital period (days) | 0.311485 |

Mean orbital velocity (km/sec) | 11.68 |

Orbital eccentricity | 0.0002 |

Orbital inclination (degrees) | 0.21 |

Visual geometric albedo | 0.06 |

Magnitude (Vo) | 23.8 |