Neptune in Primary Colours

The predominant blue colour of the planet is a result of the absorption of red and infrared light by Neptune's methane atmosphere.

Credit:

Lawrence Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin-Madison), NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9633b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 October 1996, 06:00
Size:290 x 290 px

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:• Solar System : Planet
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