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The OED has two adjectival forms, an obsolete 'Proteusian' (proe-tew'-zhun?), and 'Protean' (proe'-tee-un, proe-tee'-un). However, since Protean has strong connotation of its own (variability of form, playing more than one role, etc.), maybe it would be better to use Proteusian as the literal adjectival form for the moon? However, the form expected from the Greek is the current Protean. kwami 2005 June 30 08:14 (UTC)
Largest non-spherical moon??
>It is the largest known non-spherical moon in the solar system.
But Iapetus (moon) is bigger and also is a non-spherical moon (although apparently closer to spherical shape than Proteus). Should the above sentence thus be deleted?--Roentgenium111 (talk) 19:45, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
- Proteus is clearly not spherical, Iapetus is basically spherical. -- Kheider (talk) 02:45, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
updated data available
- Jacobson, R. A.; Owen, W. M., Jr. (2004). "The orbits of the inner Neptunian satellites from Voyager, Earthbased, and Hubble Space Telescope observations". Astronomical Journal 128 (3): 1412–1417. Bibcode:2004AJ....128.1412J. doi:10.1086/423037.
has been superseded by:
- Jacobson, R. A. (3 April 2009). "The Orbits of the Neptunian Satellites and the Orientation of the Pole of Neptune". The Astronomical Journal 137 (5): 4322–4329. Bibcode:2009AJ....137.4322J. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/137/5/4322.