PIA01998: Neptune
Target Name: Neptune
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 800 x 800 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P34504
Addition Date: 1999-07-25
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA01998.tif (37.79 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA01998.jpg (11.65 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image of Neptune was taken through the clear filter of the narrow-angle camera on July 16 when the Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a range of 57,000,000 kilometers (35 million miles). The image was processed by computer to show the newly resolved dark oval feature embedded in the middle of the dusky southern collar. The large dark spot nearer the equator is also prominent on the left edge of the disk. The new small dark spot rotates faster than the large dark spot indicating that the winds on Neptune have different velocities at different latitudes as is the case for Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-07-25