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South Pole of Neptune

South Pole of Neptune

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Daniel Macháček

South Pole of Neptune
As Voyager 2 flew past Neptune, it saw high, white clouds swirling around a faint vortex at the planet’s south pole. The clouds cast shadows on the blue atmosphere below. The serene faces of the solar system’s ice giants mask high-speed winds in atmospheres as dynamic as those of Saturn and Jupiter.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Daniel Macháček

Original image data dated on or about August 23, 1989

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