40 years later, Voyager 2 is really, really, really far from Earth. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO /// Sources: NASA measurements for planetary distances (averaged due to elliptical orbit): https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/planet_table_british.html /// August 20, 2017 marks the fortieth anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2. Along with Voyager 1, NASA sent the twin spacecraft to collect data about giant planets of our outer solar system. Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to visit Uranus and Neptune, as well as discovering many new moons orbiting both Jupiter and Saturn. In addition to collecting data, Voyager 2 was sent with a copy of...
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