New Pictures of Neptune's Moon Triton released by NASA

NASA released new pictures of Neptune's freezing moon Triton, made from data taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on its way out of the solar system in 1989.
The close-up shots reveal Triton's pockmarked surface, covered with crater scars from years of space rock impacts, as well as smooth volcanic plains, mounds and round pits formed by icy lava flows.
The photographs were released to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Voyager flyby of the moon, the last solid object visited by the spacecraft. The images were made using topographic maps derived from Voyager 2 photographs.

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