The Voyager 2 Encounter with the Neptunian System

  title={The Voyager 2 Encounter with the Neptunian System},
  author={Edward C. Stone and Ellis D. Miner},
  pages={1417 - 1421}
An overview of the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune is presented, including a brief discussion of the trajectory, the planned observations, and highlights of the results described in the 11 companion papers. Neptune's blue atmosphere has storm systems reminiscent of those in Jupiter's atmosphere. An optically thin methane ice cloud exists near the 1.5-bar pressure level, and an optically thick cloud exists below 3 bars. Neptune's magnetic field is highly tilted and offset from the planet's… Expand

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