Voyager Probes

Voyager 1 and 2 conducted a "grand tour" of the outer planets during the 1970s and '80s. Voyager 1 flew past Jupiter and Saturn, discovering new moons and rings, compiling movies of the motions of both planets' atmospheres, and conducting other observations. Voyager 2 followed the same path, but was then targeted to fly past Uranus and Neptune. Its encounters provided the first detailed looks at both giant planets and their moons. No other spacecraft has flown past either planet. Both Voyagers still operate today, and have detected signs of the "edge" of the solar system.

Resources

Jupiter's Moons Jupiter has 62 known moons. The four Galilean...
Uranus To the eye alone, Uranus is a dull planet. It...
Jupiter Weather systems on Earth blow themselves out in...
Explorations of Outer Planets Pioneer 10 and 11 blazed the trail to the outer...

Radio Programs

Distant Borders Crossing a distant border Monday, May 19, 2014
Uranus at Opposition II A giant entourage for a giant planet Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Neptune at Opposition Probing deep into a planet’s atmosphere Monday, August 26, 2013
At the Edge At the edge of the solar system Saturday, June 8, 2013
‘Titanic’ Discoveries II Getting to know a distant moon Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Voyagers Beginning a voyage to the stars Monday, August 20, 2012
Near the Edge Nearing the edge of the solar system Monday, November 14, 2011
Voyager 1 at Saturn Getting acquainted with a giant planet Friday, November 12, 2010
Proteus A new moon for a distant planet Saturday, August 22, 2009

Featured Images

Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's cloudsk
Artistic Clouds Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Voyager spacecraft and the cover of a record of Earth sights and sounds
Words From Home Monday, August 20, 2012
Voyager mission enhanced-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Planetary Impressionism Sunday, February 26, 2012
Voyager 2 view of the Adams Ring at Neptune
Pulverized Moon Monday, August 22, 2011
Voyager 1 view of Saturn, November 1980
Getting Acquainted Friday, November 12, 2010
Protean Moon Saturday, August 22, 2009
Heading Out Monday, July 14, 2008
Hidden Rings Sunday, March 11, 2007
Kidnapped? Friday, August 4, 2006

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