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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 portions are smooth or have grooves. The younger areas of the surface mean Triton might be active inside.

Fancy image processing has revealed what standing on the surface of Triton might look like.

Last modified April 22, 2009 by Randy Russell.

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