CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Triton's Southern Hemisphere
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This polar projection of Triton's southern hemisphere provides a view of the southern polar cap and bright equatorial fringe.

The margin of the cap is scalloped and ranges in latitude from +10 degrees to -30 degrees. The bright fringe is closely associated with the cap's margin; from it, diffuse bright rays extend north-northeast for hundreds of kilometers. The bright fringe probably consists of very fresh nitrogen frost or snow, and the rays consist of bright-fringe materials that were redistributed by north-moving Coriolis-deflected winds.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: August 1989
  Triton's Southern Hemisphere
PIA 00423


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