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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Map of Triton

Filed under Triton, Neptune's moons

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Map of Triton The Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, in the summer of 1989. Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct the best-ever global color map of Triton. This map has a resolution of 1,970 feet (600 meters) per pixel. The colors have been enhanced to bring out contrast but are a close approximation to Triton's natural colors. Voyager's "eyes" saw in colors slightly different from human eyes, and this map was produced using orange, green and blue filter images.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Lunar & Planetary Institute

Original image data dated on or about August 1, 1989.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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