Neptune (full colour)

This new image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope confirms the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. The full visible-light image at left shows that the dark feature resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere. The dark spot measures roughly 4,800 kilometers across. Other high-altitude clouds can be seen at the planet's equatorial region and polar regions.

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Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M.H. Wong and J. Tollefson (UC Berkeley)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1622b
Type:Planetary
Release date:27 June 2016, 13:48
Size:750 x 750 px

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Category:Solar System

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