This image is obtained from the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune on August 25, 1989. The Voyager 2 images are still by far the most detailed images of Neptune that we have to date. By the way, on January 26, 2014 Voyager 2 exceeded a distance of 103 AU from the Sun, more than 3 times further out than Neptune, the most distant planet in our Solar System. Huge white clouds and the Great Dark Spot, the strongest storm system in the Solar System (in the centre of the image), give witness to an active weather system on Neptune.


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Neptune by Voyager 2 (1989)
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