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It takes Neptune a whole year to make an orbit around the sun...but that's a Neptune year of 165 Earth years!

It takes Neptune a whole year to make an orbit around the sun...but that's a Neptune year of 165 Earth years!

(August 25, 1989) Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to observe the planet Neptune and its two satellites: Triton, the largest, and Nereid. The most obvious feature of the planet is its blue color, the result of methane in the atmosphere. (Credit: NASA)

(August 25, 1989) Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to observe the planet Neptune and its two satellites: Triton, the largest, and Nereid. The most obvious feature of the planet is its blue color, the result of methane in the atmosphere. (Credit: NASA)

SKY-HIGH GALLERY presents NEPTUNE FROM TRITON by Frank Hettick

SKY-HIGH GALLERY presents NEPTUNE FROM TRITON by Frank Hettick

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5BB_Neptune_&_Rings_2_LG.jpeg (600×413)

The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) - this mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.

The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) - this mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.

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