Larissa

Neptune VII

   Larissa ("LA ree suh") is the fifth of Neptune's known satellites:
        orbit:    73,600 km from Neptune
        diameter: 193 km (208 x 178)
        mass:     ?    
   Larissa was a daughter of Pelasgus.

   Harold Reitsema is now usually credited with the discovery of Larissa by ground-based stellar occultation observations. ( The first (and so far only) images of it were obtained by Voyager 2.

   Like Proteus, Larissa is irregular (non-spherical) in shape and appears to be heavily cratered.

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Bill Arnett; last updated: 1997 Oct 29