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It’s Been 32 Years Since We Last Explored Uranus

23 Jan 2018, 17:14 UTC
It’s Been 32 Years Since We Last Explored Uranus NASA/JPL

Voyager 2 may have been the second of NASA’s famous twin exploration spacecraft but it actually launched first, on August 20, 1977. Eight and a half years later it became the first (and, to date, last) spacecraft to visit Uranus, at 31,500 miles across the third largest planet in the Solar System. Voyager 2 made its closest pass by Uranus 32 years ago, giving us our best views ever of the enormous ice giant planet and its moons.

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