Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Triton - Detail of Dark and Light Material

Title: 
Triton - Detail of Dark and Light Material
Original Caption Released with Image: 
Voyager 2 acquired this black and white image of Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, during the night of Aug. 24-25, 1989. Triton's limb cuts obliquely across the middle of the image. The field of view is about 1,000 km (600 miles) across. Three irregular dark areas, surrounded by brighter material, dominate the image. Low-lying material with intermediate albedo occupies the central area, and fresh craters occur along the right margin. Sub-parallel alignment of linear patches of dark material shown in the lower and left part of the image suggests that the patches are structurally controlled. The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.
Addition Date: 
1996-09-26
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Voyager
Spacecraft: 
Voyager 2
Target Name: 
Triton
Is a satellite of: 
Neptune
Instrument: 
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 
326 samples x 471 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Voyager EDRs
Producer ID: 
P34690
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Image #: 
PIA00056
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA00056
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00056