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Range Smallest Resolvable Feature canbe seen in this image shot by Voyager 2.

JPL1989-08-25

NASA

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P-34692 Range : 500 km. ( 300 miles ) Smallest Resolvable Feature : 900 m. or 2,700 ft. Part of Triton's complex geological history canbe seen in this image, shot by Voyager 2. Part of a sequence, it shows a surface dominated by many roughly circular, polygonal, and arcuate features between 30 and 50 km (18 and 30 miles ) across. Some resemble degraded impact craters of Mars, while others resemble the 'palimpsest' features of Jupiter's satellite Ganymede. Peculiar intersecting, double ridged lines are 15 to 20 km. or 9 to 12 miles wide and hundreds of kilometers long. Theyresemble some deformational belts of Ganymede. Patches of plainsforming material tend to occur in local depressions. The geologic features of Triton and spectroscopic information indicates that the surface of Triton is underlain by a mixture of ices.

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  • Title: Range Smallest Resolvable Feature canbe seen in this image shot by Voyager 2.
  • Creator: JPL
  • Date Created: 1989-08-25
  • 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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