The Story of the Solar System: Geysers on Triton

Turned to vapour by faint sunlight, subsurface nitrogen on Neptune’s largest moon Triton bursts to the surface in dramatic plumes originally spotted by the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Voyager 2's view of Triton. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Triton, as taken by Voyager 2. Image Credit: NASA

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Animation by Mark Garlick.