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Photos from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 Probes

Jupiter as Seen by Voyager 1

NASA/JPL

Voyager 1 took photos of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa). The new study says that moons orbiting a gas giant planet greater than 8 Jupiter masses could help astronomers detect a rogue planet.

Voyager's Golden Record

NASA

NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft launched in August and September 1977. Aboard each spacecraft is a golden record, a collection of sights, sounds and greetings from Earth. There are 117 images and greetings in 54 languages, with a variety of natural and human-made sounds like storms, volcanoes, rocket launches, airplanes and animals.

Magnetic bubbles in heliosheath

NASA

Old and new views of the heliosheath. Red and blue spirals are the gracefully curving magnetic field lines of orthodox models. New data from Voyager add a magnetic froth (inset) to the mix.

New Pictures of Neptune's Moon Triton

NASA/JPL/Universities Space Research Association/Lunar & Planetary Institute

This view of the volcanic plains of Neptune's moon Triton was made from topographic mapping of images obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby.

30-Year Saturn Odyssey: From NASA’s Voyagers to Cassini Today

NASA/JPL and NASA/JPL/SSI

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft revealed the kinks in one of Saturn's narrowest rings. The Voyager 1 image (left) was released on Nov. 12, 1980. The closer view of the F ring (right) was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 13, 2005. The moon Pandora is to the left (exterior) of the ring and the moon Prometheus is to the right (interior) of the ring.

New Map Reveals Geology of Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

Wes Patterson

A global image mosaic of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede created with images from the Voyager and Galileo missions.

American Flag Farthest From Home Is Leaving Solar System

NASA/JPL

John Casani, Voyager project manager in 1977, shows of a small Dacron flag that was folded and sewed into the thermal blankets of the Voyager spacecraft before they launched 33 years ago. Voyager 2 stands behind him before heading to the launch pad in August 1977. Full Story.

Solar System Sails Sideways Through Milky Way

NASA

This image shows the locations of Voyagers 1 and 2. Voyager 1 is traveling a lot and has crossed into the heliosheath, the region where interstellar gas and solar wind start to mix.

Artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft.

Voyager Spacecraft Celebrate 30th Anniversary

NASA/JPL

Artist concept of the two Voyager spacecraft as they approach interstellar space.

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