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Triton - Detail of Dark and Light Material
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Triton - Detail of Dark and Light Material
Date: 24 Aug 1989

Voyager 2 acquired this black and white image of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, during the night of Aug. 24-25, 1989. Triton's limb cuts obliquely across the middle of the image. The field of view is about 1,000 km (600 miles) across.

Three irregular dark areas, surrounded by brighter material, dominate the image. Low-lying material with intermediate albedo occupies the central area, and fresh craters occur along the right margin. Sub-parallel alignment of linear patches of dark material shown in the lower and left part of the image suggests that the patches are structurally controlled.

The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.


Image Credit: JPL

Credit: NASA Planetary Photojournal



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