Happy birthday Neptune

These four images, taken a few hours apart with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, show Neptune, the eighth and outermost planet of the Solar System. Hubble’s images were taken to celebrate the first complete orbit of the planet since its discovery in 1846. The four images show different faces of the planet as it rotates on its axis.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

Id:ann1115a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 July 2011, 19:00
Related announcements:ann1115
Size:2250 x 2474 px

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
467 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
R
631 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
845 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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