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Neptune Rotation

July 16, 2011

This video sequence compiles data from Hubble’s observations of Neptune to show the blue-green planet rotating on its tilted axis. A day on Neptune is 16 hours long, and Hubble took images of the planet every four hours. Some of Neptune’s moons are also shown.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)