A Distant Look at Neptune

Explanation: New Horizons captured this view of Neptune and its large moon Triton on July 10, 2014, from a distance of about 2.45 billion miles (3.96 billion kilometers) - more than 26 times the distance between the Earth and sun. The 967-millisecond exposure was taken with the New Horizons telescopic Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI).


Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.