LOOK: NASA shares image of Neptune in 1989
LOOK: NASA shares image of Neptune in 1989
LOOK: NASA shares image of Neptune in 1989
by Mhillen Nicole Borja02 August 2023
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared a captivating photo of the planet Neptune, reportedly captured by Voyager 2 at a distance of 7 million kilometers.

“In 1989, Voyager 2 became the first and only spacecraft to visit the ice giant,” stated NASA in their Instagram post on Monday, July 31.

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Neptune, situated thirty times farther from the Sun than Earth, was the first planet to be located using mathematical calculations and is the sole planet in the solar system that cannot be seen with the naked eye, according to the space agency.

The shared image from NASA reveals the striking blue hue of Neptune, while also shedding light on the planet's meteorological characteristics.


“Neptune’s wind speeds top 1,200 mph (2,000 kph), whisking clouds of frozen methane across the ice giant. Beneath the thick atmosphere of hydrogen, helium, and methane, scientists believe that there may be a super hot ocean locked inside the planet due to its extreme pressure,” described NASA.

This is not the first time that NASA has shared awe-inspiring images of planets.

Recently, they also shared pictures of Jupiter and Saturn, further captivating the public with the wonders of our solar system.

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