Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Family Portrait, Crescent Neptune and Triton - APOD

Crescent Neptune and Triton - Image Credit: Voyager 2, NASA
This is a stunning photo composition by Voyager 2, taken back in 1989, when both planet and moon were in 
crescent phase. Neptune is somewhat washed out in appearance, lacking its familiar blue hue, as the sunlight is scattered forward. The APOD page has more details about how this image was possible.

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