PIA18669: Triton Video

Triton Video


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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager's historic footage of Triton has been "restored" and used to construct the best-ever global color map of that strange moon (See PIA18668 ). The map, produced by Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, has also been used to make this movie recreating that historic Voyager encounter, which took place 25 years ago, on August 25, 1989.

Background Info:

The Voyager mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Triton Neptune
System Neptune
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Color, Map, Movie
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2014-08-21
Date in Caption 1989-08-25
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lunar & Planetary Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA18669
Identifier PIA18669