Approaching Triton

Explanation: A sequence of images from Voyager 2's approach to Neptune in 1989. The color images were reconstructed by making a computer composite of three black and white images taken through red, green, and blue filters. Details on Triton's surface unfold dramatically in this sequence of approach images. Triton's south pole is near the bottom of the images at the convergence of lines of longitude that have been superimposed for orientation.


Image credit: NASA/JPL/USGS.