Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado)
This image shows the planet Neptune in its natural colours. Astronomers used Hubbles assortment of filters to pinpoint high altitude clouds floating above the methane rich atmosphere. The moons that can be seen orbiting Neptune are Proteus (the brightest), Larissa, Despina, and Galatea. Neptune had 13 moons at last count.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0522b/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Detailed color mapping information coming soon...
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