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File:Neptune storms.jpg

English: Voyager 2 sent back this stunning image of storms at work in Neptune's windy atmosphere in August 1989.

This photograph of Neptune was reconstructed from two images taken by Voyager 2's narrow-angle camera, through the green and clear filters. The image shows three of the features that Voyager 2 photographed during its Neptune flyby. At the north (top) is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied by bright, white clouds that undergo rapid changes in appearance. To the south of the Great Dark Spot is the bright feature that Voyager scientists nicknamed "Scooter." Still farther south is the feature called "Dark Spot 2," which has a bright core. Each feature moves eastward at a different velocity, so it is only occasionally that they appear close to each other, such as at the time this picture was taken.

Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to visit Neptune.
Deutsch: Datum: 24.08.1989 Voyager 2 sendete dieses erstaunliche Bild eines gerade stattfindenden Sturms in Neptuns windiger Atmosphäre im August 1989.

Dieses Bild Neptuns wurde aus zwei Bildern, die von Voyager 2's Narrow Angle camera (NAC) durch das klare und das grüne Filter aufgenommen wurden, rekonstruiert. Das Bild zeigt drei der Merkmale, die Voyager 2 während des Fly-bys fotographiert hat. Im Norden (oben) ist der „Große Dunkle Fleck“, begleitet von hellen, weißen Wolken, die schnelle Änderungen in ihrem Aussehen zeigen. Südlich des „Große Dunkle Fleck“ ist das helle Gebilde, das die Wissenschaftler den „Scooter“ nannten. Noch weiter südliche ist der „Dark Spot 2“ (DS2), der einen hellen Kern zeigt. Jedes Gebilde bewegt mit einer anderen Geschwindigkeit Richtung Osten, so dass sie nur gelegentlich nebeneinander erscheinen, wie es auch zum Zeitpunkt der Aufnahme dieses Bildes der Fall war.

Voyager 2 ist das einzige Raumschiff, das Neptun besuchte.
Date 24 August 1989
Author NASA/Voyager 2 Team


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