PIA02220: Neptune Shadows
Target Name: Neptune
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 425 x 720 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P34670
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02220.tif (112.2 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02220.jpg (17.39 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image of Neptune shows the discovery of shadows in Neptune's atmosphere, shadows cast onto a deep cloud band by small elevated clouds. They are the first cloud shadows ever seen by Voyager on any planet. Estimates of the height of these discrete clouds above the underlying cloud bank can be obtained by careful analysis of this data. The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA'S Office of Space Science and Applications.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-10-15