This photograph of Neptune shows three of the features that NASA's Voyager 2 has photographed. At the north is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied by bright, white clouds that undergo rapid changes in appearance.
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Neptune

This photograph of Neptune shows three of the features that Voyager 2 has been photographing during recent weeks. At the north is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied by bright, white clouds that undergo rapid changes in appearance. To the south of the Great Dark Spot is the bright feature that Voyager scientists have nicknamed "Scooter." Still farther south is the feature called "Dark Spot 2," which has a bright core. Each feature moves eastward at a different velocity, so it is only occasionally that they appear close to each other, such as at the time this picture was taken. The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.

Image details

ID#:
PIA02219

Date added:
1999-10-14

Target:
Neptune

Mission:
Voyager

Spacecraft:
Voyager 2

Instruments:
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle

Size:
970 x 921 pixels (width x height)

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2,688

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02219.tif (0.56 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02219.jpg (0.12 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL