Laomedeia (pronounced /ˌleɪ.ɵmɨˈdiː.ə/ LAY-o-mə-DEE-ə, or /ˌleɪ.ɵmɨˈdaɪ.ə/ LAY-o-mə-DYE-ə, or as in Greek Λαομέδεια), also known as Neptune XII, is a prograde irregular satellite of Neptune. It was discovered by Matthew J. Holman, et al. on August 13, 2002. Before the announcement of its name on February 3, 2007 (IAUC 8802), it was known as S/2002 N 3.
Irregular satellites of Neptune (*).
It orbits Neptune at a distance of about 23,571,000 km and is about 42 kilometers in diameter (assuming albedo of 0.04). It is named after Laomedeia, one of the 50 Nereids.
1. ^ Planetary Satellite Discovery Circumstances (JPL-SSD)
* Neptune's Known Satellites (by Scott S. Sheppard)
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