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Neptune from Hubble, August 28, 2010

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Neptune from Hubble, August 28, 2010 The new Wide Field Camera 3 on Hubble was employed to photograph Neptune in near-natural color on August 28, 2010, when the planet was near its opposition. The version on the right has enhanced contrast, revealing a dark ring of clouds around the south pole. Triton would be visible to Hubble if it were in the frame, but it was not in the camera field of view at the time of the observation.

NASA / STScI / Kathy Rages / Gordan Ugarkovic

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about August 28, 2010

 

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