Neptune and its moons

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This video, showing the movement of Neptune’s moons around their planet, is based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope on 25–26 June 2011.

A series of observations taken several hours apart show the different faces of the planet as it rotates, and the movement of its moons. Using computer software, the orbits of the moons were reconstructed and the separate exposures combined into a single 3D map of the planet’s surface.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/OPO) and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Video

Id:ann1115a
Release date:12 July 2011, 19:00
Related announcements:ann1115
Duration:01m 00s

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
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