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May 15, 2003 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-17

Brighter Neptune Suggests a Planetary Change of Seasons


Video: Neptune Rotation

Running Time: 13 seconds

A rotating Neptune as seen through the eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The planet is exhibiting an increase in brightness and in the amount of clouds observed in the planet's southern hemisphere. The changes suggest that Neptune is undergoing seasonal change.

Video Credit: NASA, L. Sromovsky and P.Fry (University of Wisconsin–Madison)