Bruce Murray Space Image Library

High-resolution view of Triton's surface from Voyager 2

High-resolution view of Triton's surface from Voyager 2
High-resolution view of Triton's surface from Voyager 2 On its closest approach to Triton on August 25, 1989, Voyager snapped several high-resolution mosaics. Triton is considered to be a Kuiper belt object that was captured into Neptune orbit, an event that would have heated it and altered its surface through cryovolcanism. As a result, there are few large craters; a few small ones are visible in this mosaic. NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

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