Springtime on Neptune - 2002 Image of Neptune

Springtime is blooming on Neptune! This might sound like an oxymoron because Neptune is the farthest and coldest of the major planets. But observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal an increase in Neptune's brightness in the southern hemisphere. Astronomers consider this increase a harbinger of seasonal change. 

Credit:

NASA/ESA, L. Sromovsky, and P. Fry (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0317d
Type:Observation
Release date:15 May 2003, 15:00
Size:1000 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
467 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Sii
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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