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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Neptune's rings

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Neptune's rings As Voyager 2 receded from Neptune, it observed the thin rings in glancing sunlight (at a phase angle of 135°). The two main rings orbit at about 53,000 km and 63,000 km from Neptune. Neptune's outermost ring contains three bright arcs.

NASA / JPL-Caltech

Original image data dated on or about August 25, 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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