Triton - Voyager 2

Dark streaks on the south polar region of Neptune's moon, Triton

Triton
Voyager 2 image of the south polar terrain of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton. This image shows about 50 dark plumes on the surface of the polar cap. These streaks originate at dark spots a few kilometers in diameter and some are over 150 km long. The deposits may be vented plumes of material transported to the northeast by winds. North is up, the boundary of the bright south polar cap can be seen towards the top of the image. (Voyager 2, P-34714)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-25
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: wind streaks
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-34714
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 15 May 2003, DRW.