PIA00423: Triton's Southern Hemisphere
 Target Name:  Triton
 Is a satellite of:  Neptune
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  2593 x 2593 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Addition Date:  1998-06-08
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00423.tif (7.96 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00423.jpg (413.4 kB)

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This polar projection of Triton's southern hemisphere provides a view of the southern polar cap and bright equatorial fringe. The margin of the cap is scalloped and ranges in latitude from +10 degrees to -30 degrees. The bright fringe is closely associated with the cap's margin; from it, diffuse bright rays extend north-northeast for hundreds of kilometers. The bright fringe probably consists of very fresh nitrogen frost or snow, and the rays consist of bright-fringe materials that were redistributed by north-moving Coriolis-deflected winds.

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