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Neptune's Moon Triton 'Flashes' During Star Occultation

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Neptune moon Triton's occultation of a star was a boon for astronomers. The "focussing of the starlight by deep layers in the moon's atmosphere," made the star appear to 'flash' for observers on Earth. ESA's Gaia mission was used to study the event. -- Full Story: https://www.space.com/39895-neptune-moon-triton-flashes-gaia-spacecraft.html

Credit: ESA

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