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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, on August 25, 1989. This frame from a video using Voyager data recreates that exciting encounter.
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, on August 25, 1989. This frame from a video using Voyager data recreates that exciting encounter.

Triton Video

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, on August 25, 1989. This frame from a video using Voyager data recreates that exciting encounter.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18669
Added: 2014-08-21

Views: 3359

Triton Video

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, on August 25, 1989. This frame from a video using Voyager data recreates that exciting encounter.

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, in the summer of 1989. Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct the best-ever global color map of Triton.
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, in the summer of 1989. Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct the best-ever global color map of Triton.

Map of Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, in the summer of 1989. Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct the best-ever global color map of Triton.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18668
Added: 2014-08-21

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Map of Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, in the summer of 1989. Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct the best-ever global color map of Triton.

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This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.
This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Flight Over Triton

This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12187
Added: 2009-08-25

Views: 3271

Flight Over Triton

This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

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This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.
This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Triton's "Cantaloupe" Terrain

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12186
Added: 2009-08-25

Views: 3204

Triton's "Cantaloupe" Terrain

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

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This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.
This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Triton's Volcanic Plains #2

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12185
Added: 2009-08-25

Views: 3175

Triton's Volcanic Plains #2

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

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This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.
This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Triton's Volcanic Plains

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12184
Added: 2009-08-25

Views: 3115

Triton's Volcanic Plains

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.

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NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this parting shot of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, shortly after closest approach to the moon and passage through its shadow on the morning of Aug. 25, 1989.
NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this parting shot of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, shortly after closest approach to the moon and passage through its shadow on the morning of Aug. 25, 1989.

Voyager's Parting Shot of Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this parting shot of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, shortly after closest approach to the moon and passage through its shadow on the morning of Aug. 25, 1989.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02247
Added: 2000-02-16

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Voyager's Parting Shot of Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this parting shot of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, shortly after closest approach to the moon and passage through its shadow on the morning of Aug. 25, 1989.

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Features as small as 100 km (62 miles) across can be seen in this color image of Neptune's satellite Triton, photographed by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 20, 1989, while it was still 5.4 million km (3.3 million miles) from Neptune.
Features as small as 100 km (62 miles) across can be seen in this color image of Neptune's satellite Triton, photographed by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 20, 1989, while it was still 5.4 million km (3.3 million miles) from Neptune.

Voyager's Color Image of Triton

Features as small as 100 km (62 miles) across can be seen in this color image of Neptune's satellite Triton, photographed by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 20, 1989, while it was still 5.4 million km (3.3 million miles) from Neptune.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02246
Added: 2000-02-16

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Voyager's Color Image of Triton

Features as small as 100 km (62 miles) across can be seen in this color image of Neptune's satellite Triton, photographed by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 20, 1989, while it was still 5.4 million km (3.3 million miles) from Neptune.

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This picture of Triton is a mosaic of the highest resolution images taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 25, 1989 from a distance of about 40,000 kilometers (24,800 miles).
This picture of Triton is a mosaic of the highest resolution images taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 25, 1989 from a distance of about 40,000 kilometers (24,800 miles).

Triton Mosaic

This picture of Triton is a mosaic of the highest resolution images taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 25, 1989 from a distance of about 40,000 kilometers (24,800 miles).

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02235
Added: 2000-01-16

Views: 2850

Triton Mosaic

This picture of Triton is a mosaic of the highest resolution images taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 25, 1989 from a distance of about 40,000 kilometers (24,800 miles).

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NASA's Voyager 2 was 530,000 kilometers (330,000 miles) from Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, when this photo was taken, Aug. 24, 1989. This is the first photo of Triton to reveal surface topography.
NASA's Voyager 2 was 530,000 kilometers (330,000 miles) from Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, when this photo was taken, Aug. 24, 1989. This is the first photo of Triton to reveal surface topography.

Triton's Surface Topography

NASA's Voyager 2 was 530,000 kilometers (330,000 miles) from Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, when this photo was taken, Aug. 24, 1989. This is the first photo of Triton to reveal surface topography.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02234
Added: 2000-01-16

Views: 4015

Triton's Surface Topography

NASA's Voyager 2 was 530,000 kilometers (330,000 miles) from Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, when this photo was taken, Aug. 24, 1989. This is the first photo of Triton to reveal surface topography.

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This photo of Triton is one of a continuing series of 'observatory phase' images obtained by NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Lines inscribed on the image at right form a reference grid used by the Imaging Science Team.
This photo of Triton is one of a continuing series of 'observatory phase' images obtained by NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Lines inscribed on the image at right form a reference grid used by the Imaging Science Team.

Triton

This photo of Triton is one of a continuing series of 'observatory phase' images obtained by NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Lines inscribed on the image at right form a reference grid used by the Imaging Science Team.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02221
Added: 1999-10-29

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Triton

This photo of Triton is one of a continuing series of 'observatory phase' images obtained by NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Lines inscribed on the image at right form a reference grid used by the Imaging Science Team.

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Mosaic of Triton constructed from 16 individual images. After globally minimizing the camera pointing errors, the frames we reprocessed by map projections, photometric function removal and placement in the mosaic.
Mosaic of Triton constructed from 16 individual images. After globally minimizing the camera pointing errors, the frames we reprocessed by map projections, photometric function removal and placement in the mosaic.

Triton Mosaic

Mosaic of Triton constructed from 16 individual images. After globally minimizing the camera pointing errors, the frames we reprocessed by map projections, photometric function removal and placement in the mosaic.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA02216
Added: 1999-08-25

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Triton Mosaic

Mosaic of Triton constructed from 16 individual images. After globally minimizing the camera pointing errors, the frames we reprocessed by map projections, photometric function removal and placement in the mosaic.

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This false color image of Triton is a composite of images taken through the violet, green and ultraviolet filters. The image was taken early on Aug. 25, 1989 when Voyager 2 was about 190,000 kilometers (118,000 miles) from Triton's surface.
This false color image of Triton is a composite of images taken through the violet, green and ultraviolet filters. The image was taken early on Aug. 25, 1989 when Voyager 2 was about 190,000 kilometers (118,000 miles) from Triton's surface.

Triton

This false color image of Triton is a composite of images taken through the violet, green and ultraviolet filters. The image was taken early on Aug. 25, 1989 when Voyager 2 was about 190,000 kilometers (118,000 miles) from Triton's surface.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02214
Added: 1999-08-20

Views: 3650

Triton

This false color image of Triton is a composite of images taken through the violet, green and ultraviolet filters. The image was taken early on Aug. 25, 1989 when Voyager 2 was about 190,000 kilometers (118,000 miles) from Triton's surface.

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This natural color image of the limb of Triton was taken early in the morning of Aug. 25 1989, when the Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a distance of about 210,000 kilometers (128,000 miles) from the icy satellite.
This natural color image of the limb of Triton was taken early in the morning of Aug. 25 1989, when the Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a distance of about 210,000 kilometers (128,000 miles) from the icy satellite.

The Limb of Triton

This natural color image of the limb of Triton was taken early in the morning of Aug. 25 1989, when the Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a distance of about 210,000 kilometers (128,000 miles) from the icy satellite.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02213
Added: 1999-08-20

Views: 3578

The Limb of Triton

This natural color image of the limb of Triton was taken early in the morning of Aug. 25 1989, when the Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a distance of about 210,000 kilometers (128,000 miles) from the icy satellite.

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This image, taken by NASA's Voyager 2 early in the morning of Aug. 23, 1989, is a false color image of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite; mottling in the bright southern hemisphere is present.
This image, taken by NASA's Voyager 2 early in the morning of Aug. 23, 1989, is a false color image of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite; mottling in the bright southern hemisphere is present.

Triton

This image, taken by NASA's Voyager 2 early in the morning of Aug. 23, 1989, is a false color image of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite; mottling in the bright southern hemisphere is present.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02212
Added: 1999-08-19

Views: 4102

Triton

This image, taken by NASA's Voyager 2 early in the morning of Aug. 23, 1989, is a false color image of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite; mottling in the bright southern hemisphere is present.

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NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, on Aug. 22, 1989. The south pole of Triton is tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere.
NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, on Aug. 22, 1989. The south pole of Triton is tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere.

Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, on Aug. 22, 1989. The south pole of Triton is tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02211
Added: 1999-08-19

Views: 2815

Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, on Aug. 22, 1989. The south pole of Triton is tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere.

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NASA's Voyager 2 took this picture of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, from less than 80,000 km (50,000 miles). The image shows an area in Triton's northern hemisphere. The Sun is just above the horizon, so features cast shadows that accentuate height
NASA's Voyager 2 took this picture of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, from less than 80,000 km (50,000 miles). The image shows an area in Triton's northern hemisphere. The Sun is just above the horizon, so features cast shadows that accentuate height

Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 took this picture of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, from less than 80,000 km (50,000 miles). The image shows an area in Triton's northern hemisphere. The Sun is just above the horizon, so features cast shadows that accentuate height

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02208
Added: 1999-08-08

Views: 3483

Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 took this picture of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, from less than 80,000 km (50,000 miles). The image shows an area in Triton's northern hemisphere. The Sun is just above the horizon, so features cast shadows that accentuate height

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This mosaic from NASA's Galileo Probe is of an equatorial
This mosaic from NASA's Galileo Probe is of an equatorial

Limb clouds over Triton

This mosaic from NASA's Galileo Probe is of an equatorial

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA02203
Added: 1999-08-01

Views: 3284

Limb clouds over Triton

This mosaic from NASA's Galileo Probe is of an equatorial "hotspot" on Jupiter and shows the features of a hazy cloud layer tens of kilometers above Jupiter's main visible cloud deck.

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Intriguing patterns of unknown origin appeared on the surface of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, in this image returned by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 22, 1989. Voyager images showed that Triton is one of the brightest objects in the solar system,
Intriguing patterns of unknown origin appeared on the surface of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, in this image returned by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 22, 1989. Voyager images showed that Triton is one of the brightest objects in the solar system,

Triton - Neptune's largest satellite

Intriguing patterns of unknown origin appeared on the surface of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, in this image returned by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 22, 1989. Voyager images showed that Triton is one of the brightest objects in the solar system,

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA01994
Added: 1999-07-25

Views: 3757

Triton - Neptune's largest satellite

Intriguing patterns of unknown origin appeared on the surface of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, in this image returned by NASA's Voyager 2 on Aug. 22, 1989. Voyager images showed that Triton is one of the brightest objects in the solar system,

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This color photo of Neptune's large satellite Triton was obtained on Aug. 24 1989. In reality, there is no part of Triton that would appear blue to the eye. The bright southern hemisphere of Triton, which fills most of this frame, is generally pink.
This color photo of Neptune's large satellite Triton was obtained on Aug. 24 1989. In reality, there is no part of Triton that would appear blue to the eye. The bright southern hemisphere of Triton, which fills most of this frame, is generally pink.

Detail of Triton's Surface

This color photo of Neptune's large satellite Triton was obtained on Aug. 24 1989. In reality, there is no part of Triton that would appear blue to the eye. The bright southern hemisphere of Triton, which fills most of this frame, is generally pink.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA01536
Added: 1999-05-08

Views: 7068

Detail of Triton's Surface

This color photo of Neptune's large satellite Triton was obtained on Aug. 24 1989. In reality, there is no part of Triton that would appear blue to the eye. The bright southern hemisphere of Triton, which fills most of this frame, is generally pink.

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Part of the complex geologic history of icy Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, is shown in this NASA Voyager 2 photo. The photo was received as part of a Triton-mapping sequence in 1989.
Part of the complex geologic history of icy Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, is shown in this NASA Voyager 2 photo. The photo was received as part of a Triton-mapping sequence in 1989.

Complex Geologic History of Triton

Part of the complex geologic history of icy Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, is shown in this NASA Voyager 2 photo. The photo was received as part of a Triton-mapping sequence in 1989.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA01538
Added: 1999-05-08

Views: 3666

Complex Geologic History of Triton

Part of the complex geologic history of icy Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, is shown in this NASA Voyager 2 photo. The photo was received as part of a Triton-mapping sequence in 1989.

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This image of Triton was taken on Aug. 25 1989 by NASA's Voyager 2. The image was received at JPL four hours later at about 4:20 a.m. The smallest detail that can be seen is about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) across.
This image of Triton was taken on Aug. 25 1989 by NASA's Voyager 2. The image was received at JPL four hours later at about 4:20 a.m. The smallest detail that can be seen is about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) across.

Triton Faults

This image of Triton was taken on Aug. 25 1989 by NASA's Voyager 2. The image was received at JPL four hours later at about 4:20 a.m. The smallest detail that can be seen is about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) across.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA01537
Added: 1999-05-08

Views: 4126

Triton Faults

This image of Triton was taken on Aug. 25 1989 by NASA's Voyager 2. The image was received at JPL four hours later at about 4:20 a.m. The smallest detail that can be seen is about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) across.

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This polar projection from NASA's Voyager 2 of Triton's southern hemisphere provides a view of the southern polar cap and bright equatorial fringe. The margin of the cap is scalloped, bright fringe probably consists of very fresh nitrogen frost or snow.
This polar projection from NASA's Voyager 2 of Triton's southern hemisphere provides a view of the southern polar cap and bright equatorial fringe. The margin of the cap is scalloped, bright fringe probably consists of very fresh nitrogen frost or snow.

Triton's Southern Hemisphere

This polar projection from NASA's Voyager 2 of Triton's southern hemisphere provides a view of the southern polar cap and bright equatorial fringe. The margin of the cap is scalloped, bright fringe probably consists of very fresh nitrogen frost or snow.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA00423
Added: 1998-06-08

Views: 3610

Triton's Southern Hemisphere

This polar projection from NASA's Voyager 2 of Triton's southern hemisphere provides a view of the southern polar cap and bright equatorial fringe. The margin of the cap is scalloped, bright fringe probably consists of very fresh nitrogen frost or snow.

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This composite view from NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune on Triton's horizon. The foreground in this computer generated view of Triton's maria as they would appear from a point approximately 45 km above the surface.
This composite view from NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune on Triton's horizon. The foreground in this computer generated view of Triton's maria as they would appear from a point approximately 45 km above the surface.

Neptune on Triton's Horizon

This composite view from NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune on Triton's horizon. The foreground in this computer generated view of Triton's maria as they would appear from a point approximately 45 km above the surface.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA00344
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 4918

Neptune on Triton's Horizon

This composite view from NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune on Triton's horizon. The foreground in this computer generated view of Triton's maria as they would appear from a point approximately 45 km above the surface.

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This computer generated montage created from images obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon at 2706 km (1683 mi) in diameter.
This computer generated montage created from images obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon at 2706 km (1683 mi) in diameter.

Montage of Neptune and Triton

This computer generated montage created from images obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon at 2706 km (1683 mi) in diameter.

Target: Triton
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA00340
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 5349

Montage of Neptune and Triton

This computer generated montage created from images obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon at 2706 km (1683 mi) in diameter.

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