Neptune - Natural colour with Satellites

This image shows the planet Neptune in its natural colours. Astronomers used Hubble’s assortment of filters to pinpoint high altitude clouds floating above the methane rich atmosphere. The moons that can be seen orbiting Neptune are Proteus (the brightest), Larissa, Despina, and Galatea. Neptune had 13 moons at last count. 

Credit:

NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado)

About the Image

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Id:opo0522b
Release date:1 September 2005, 15:00
Size:512 x 512 px

About the Object

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


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