Shop Windows to the Universe

Young Voices for the Planet DVD in our online store includes 8 films where students speak out and take action on climate change.
This is an image of Triton that has been image processed.
Click on image for full size
NASA

Surface of Triton

Image processing can produce a view such as one might see if you were present on the surface of Triton.

Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!

Learn about Earth and space science, and have fun while doing it! The games section of our online store includes a climate change card game and the Traveling Nitrogen game!

Windows to the Universe Community

News

Opportunities

You might also be interested in:

Science, Evolution, and Creationism

How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable....more

Surface of Triton

This image of Triton reveals many neat features of its surface. The surface of Triton's surface is a mix of Ganymede's and Europa's surfaces. Old areas of Triton's surface have many craters and younger...more

Triton

Triton was discovered by W. Lassell in 1846. Of the 8 moons, it is the 2nd farthest from Neptune. Triton may be one of the largest of the icy moons with a diameter that is about half the distance across...more

Triton Composition

Not only ice but several different kinds of snow (crushed ice) have been found on the surface of Triton. An idea of what the inside of Triton is made of can only be guessed because the Voyager spacecraft...more

What the Inside of Triton is like

Triton is mostly made of ice, therefore there is probably a small core of some rocky material at the center, covered with different kinds of ice. If Triton is warm enough inside, then there could be water....more

The Poles of Triton

Triton is the largest moon of Neptune. It is a very odd moon. The poles of Triton are especially interesting. Triton has a polar ice cap at the South Pole. Earth has ice caps at its poles too. On Earth...more

A Look at what Neptune's Atmosphere is Made of

The atmosphere of Neptune is a lot like that of Uranus, and unlike that of Saturn and Jupiter. On Jupiter and Saturn, the atmosphere is mostly made of the simple molecules hydrogen and helium. The atmosphere...more

The Origin of an Atmosphere

There are four ideas for where the atmosphere comes from: 1. that the planet-elements which made the planets made the atmosphere too, 2. that the atmosphere was drawn to the planet from the cloud out of...more

Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA, our Founding Partners (the American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute) as well as through Institutional, Contributing, and Affiliate Partners, individual memberships and generous donors. Thank you for your support! NASA AGU AGI NSF