This photo was taken by NASA's Voyager 2's wide-angle camera. Light at methane wavelengths is mostly absorbed in the deeper atmosphere. The bright, white feature is a high-altitude cloud just south of the Great Dark Spot.
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Neptune Clouds on the Dark Spot

This photo was taken by Voyager 2's wide-angle camera. Light at methane wavelengths is mostly absorbed in the deeper atmosphere. The bright, white feature is a high-altitude cloud just south of the Great Dark Spot. Other, smaller clouds associated with the Great Dark Spot are white, and are also at high altitudes. The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.

Image details

ID#:
PIA02222

Date added:
1999-10-29

Target:
Neptune

Mission:
Voyager

Spacecraft:
Voyager 2

Instruments:
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02222.tif (0.03 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02222.jpg (0.01 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL