Hubble's image of Neptune
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Hubble's animation of Neptune
News story originally written on October 23, 1996
Images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been used to create a time-lapse
color movie of Neptune. The movie, spanning full 16 hour rotation of Neptune , is
allowing astronomers to track cloud motions of the planet.
Hubble images show Neptune strong equatorial jet stream, immense storms, and
dark spot in the Neptune's northern hemisphere.
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