Neptune and Triton
March 17, 2003
This image was returned by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on July 3, 1989, when it was 76 million kilometers (47 million miles) from Neptune. The planet and its largest satellite, Triton, are captured in the field of view of Voyager's narrow-angle camera through violet, clear and orange filters. Triton appears in the lower right corner at about 5 o'clock relative to Neptune.
Topics: Moons of Neptune, Triton, Voyager program, Exploration of Neptune, Neptune, Voyager 2, natural satellite, Environment