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September 1, 2005 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-22

Hubble Makes Movie of Neptune's Dynamic Atmosphere

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About the Object
Object Name: Neptune
Object Description: Planet
Distance: The semi-major axis of Neptune's orbit about the Sun is 30.06 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 4.5 billion km.
Dimensions: Neptune has a diameter of roughly 30,800 miles (49,600 km) at the equator.
About the Data
Data Description: 10423: H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO) and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): April 29 and 30, 2005
Filters: F250W, F330W, F435W, F475W, F550M, F625W, F658N, F775W, F814W, F850LP, F892N, and FR914M
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO)
Release Date: September 1, 2005
Orientation: Neptune's Dynamic Atmosphere