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Despina and Thalassa transiting Neptune

Despina and Thalassa transiting Neptune

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / ISS / Justin Cowart

Despina and Thalassa transiting Neptune
Voyager 2 captured this series of images of two small moons, Destine and Thalassa, transiting Neptune on August 17, 1989.

The gif has been enlarged by 2x for better visibility, and a 3-pixel unsharp mask was applied to increase contrast and bring out some subtle detail in the clouds.

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: Justin Cowart

Original image data dated on or about August 17, 1989

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