Dance of avoidance: WATCH Neptune’s moon Naiad do crazy zigzag-like maneuvers to escape COLLISION | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Dance of avoidance: WATCH Neptune’s moon Naiad do crazy zigzag-like maneuvers to escape COLLISION

Neptune’s moon Naiad employs some slick choreographic moves to avoid crashing into its near partner Thalassa as the pair closely orbit the ice giant, new research by NASA shows.
Two of Neptune’s 14 confirmed moons, Thalassa and Naiad are only 60 miles (100km) wide. The tiny Tic-Tac-shaped objects orbit just 1,150 miles (1,850km) apart but never collide.

This happens because, unlike our Moon, which simply circles around Earth, Naiad swirls around Neptune in a zigzag-like pattern, perfectly timed to avoid crashing into its ‘partner’ Thalassa, NASA explained. Experts have dubbed this crazy choreography a “dance of avoidance.”

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