NASA has released a color map of Neptune’s largest moon, Triton. The map was compiled from images obtained by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, during a flyby of Neptune and Triton on August 25, 1989.  Marking the 25th anniversary, NASA has released a global color map of Triton using Voyager’s extraordinary footage of the moon and a video of the fly-by. The space agency says the map’s colors are a close approximation of the moon’s natural colors and has a resolution of around 2,000 feet per pixel.  The release of this information offers a preview of what NASA’s New Horizons probe may discover in its close encounter with Pluto in 2015.


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