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Range patterns of unknown origin appear on the surgace of Neptune's satellite Trition from Voyager 2.

JPL1989-08-22

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Range : 4 million km (2.5 million miles) Already-intriquing patterns of unknown origin appear on the surgace of Neptune's largest satellite, Trition, in this image from Voyager 2. Voyager images show that Trition's diameter is about 2,720 km (1,690 miles), and that it is one of the brightest objects in the solar system, reflecting about 70 percent of the sunlight that strikes it. THis is the hemisphere of Triton that always faces away from Neptune. The south pole is near the botton of the image. Triton's rotation axis is tilted so that the latitude at the center of the disk is 55 degrees south. Dark regions at the top of the disk extend from roughly the equator to beyond 20 degrees north. The margin between the bright and dark regions varies with longitude around the satellite. The gray, featureless area just to the right of the center of the disk is due to a reseau (reticule mark) in the camera.

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  • Title: Range patterns of unknown origin appear on the surgace of Neptune's satellite Trition from Voyager 2.
  • Creator: JPL
  • Date Created: 1989-08-22
  • Owner: ARC
  • Album: edrobin1
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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