Exploring the Universe

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Exploring the Universe

This was an unmanned mission. The Voyager 1 and 2 were both sent off into space. They gathered scientific information about their surroundings and sent it back to Earth. Pictures of Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus. At first, the mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn. After having progress in their discoveries, they decided to extend their exploration . The pictures showed active volcanoes in Jupiter and intricacies of Saturn's rings.

VoyagerLaunched in August (Voyager 2) and September (Voyager 1) 1977

The goal of this mission was to extend the NASA exploration of the solar system.

Launched by NASA from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida


This mission was very successful. It is the only spacecraft that ever went beyond the outermost edge of the sun's domain. Everything they know about the planets were from the Voyager. The Voyager sent pictures of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. This mission has changed the way that we think about the solar system. It was also really important because we could see and discover other planets. To see if there are life in other planet beside Earth.


Resource: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/index.html


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