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Living on Triton: Neptune's Moon Explained (Infographic)

Chart shows conditions on Triton, moon of Neptune.
Triton's surface is so cold, the ground is made of frozen nitrogen. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Triton is the largest of Neptune's 14 moons, at about 1,680 miles (2,700 kilometers) across. Triton’s crust is composed of frozen nitrogen ice over a core of rock and metal.

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Karl Tate
Space.com contributor

Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining Space.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.