• NEPTUNE

    Image ID
    FOT526950
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    2.9 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3000 x 2762 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    254 x 234 mm
    10.0 x 9.2 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Neptune planet planets solar system blue cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science celestial bodies scooter
    Description
    NASA image taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in August 1989 showing storms at work in the windy atmosphere. The photo was reconstructed from two images taken by Voyager 2's narrow-angle camera. At the north (top) 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 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. Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to visit Neptune.
    Uploader
    Gary Lucken
    Contributor
    NASA
    Date Taken
    2009-04-07
    Uploaded on
    2009-04-07
    Collection
    General
    Category
    Science
    Sub Category
    Space
    Dominant colour
    #000000