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On This Day 1989:Voyager Spacecraft Reaches Neptune


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Ray
- 761 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets.



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Past Member (0)
Monday August 24, 2015, 8:18 pm
And soon it may be us.
 

Animae C (517)
Tuesday August 25, 2015, 1:48 am
Contents of the Voyager Golden Record

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contents_of_the_Voyager_Golden_Record

i have always found Voyager 1 & 2 fascinating!

Thanx Ray
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday August 25, 2015, 6:52 am
In Context
Between them, Voyager 1 and 2 explored all the giant outer planets of our solar system.

Although originally designed to last just five years, both Voyagers are still in communication with the Earth and will remain so until at least 2020.

Voyager 1 is now the most distant human-made object in the universe with Voyager 2 not far behind.

Their eventual goal is to become the first spacecraft to escape the Sun's influence.

Both spacecraft are heading towards the heliopause, the boundary between the Sun's influence and interstellar space.

That will probably be their final mission but long after they stop communicating with Earth, the two Voyagers will keep speeding away from our solar system.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 25, 2015, 8:57 am
Thank you!
 
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