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Neptune in IR
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These two IR images of Neptune were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2005 with a long-pass 850 nm filter. The south pole is at bottom. Heterogeneous belts and spots are visible in the southern hemisphere, as well as a bright limb on the winter north pole.
NASA,�ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado)
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