Indian predicted Neptune's New Moon

Indian predicted Neptunes New Moon

New Delhi: Dr J J Rawal, the then Research Director, Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai and currently, the President of the Indian Planetary Society, way back in 1981 and 1989 has predicted the existence of Neptune's New Moon. He predicted on the basis of formation of the Solar System, Satellite Systems of Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune in terms Contraction by Roche Limit and resonance in the systems.

The paper containing existence of this, the then unknown satellite, was published in the International Science research journals Earth, Moon and Planets 44, 265-274, 1989 entitled "Contraction of Sub-solar Nebulae", according to a statement by The Indian Planetary Society General Secretary Viren F Dave.

Share it