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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

High-resolution view of Triton's surface from Voyager 2

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, Triton, Neptune's moons, ice worlds

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High-resolution view of Triton's surface from Voyager 2 On its closest approach to Triton on August 25, 1989, Voyager snapped several high-resolution mosaics. Triton is considered to be a Kuiper belt object that was captured into Neptune orbit, an event that would have heated it and altered its surface through cryovolcanism. As a result, there are few large craters; a few small ones are visible in this mosaic.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about August 25, 1989

 

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