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Voyager at 40: 40 Photos from NASA's Epic 'Grand Tour' Mission



Many large impact craters are seen in this view of the Saturn moon Dione taken by Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980, from a range of about 149,000 miles (240,000 kilometers).



Voyager 2 view of Saturn's huge, hazy moon Titan from Aug. 23, 1981.

Hazy Moon


This Voyager 1 view of Titan, taken on Nov. 12, 1980, shows the Saturn moon's thick haze layer.

Layers of Haze


Layers of haze covering Saturn's moon Titan are seen in this image taken by Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 at a range of 13,700 miles (22,000 kilometers). This false-color image shows the details of the haze that covers Titan. The upper level of the thick aerosol above the moon's limb appears orange.



These two pictures of Uranus — one in true color (left) and the other in false color — were compiled from images returned Jan. 17, 1986, by the narrow-angle camera of Voyager 2. The spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.1 million kilometers) from the planet at the time, several days from closest approach. 

Rings of Uranus


Voyager 2 returned this picture of Uranus' rings on Jan. 22, 1986, from a distance of 1.56 million miles (2.52 million kilometers).

Crescent Uranus


This view of Uranus was recorded by Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind and set forth on the cruise to Neptune Even at this extreme angle, Uranus retains the pale blue-green color seen by ground-based astronomers and recorded by Voyager during its historic encounter.



Uranus' moon Miranda is shown in a computer-assembled mosaic of images obtained Jan. 24, 1986, by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Miranda is the innermost and smallest of the five major Uranian satellites, just 300 miles (480 kilometers) in diameter. Nine images were combined to obtain this full-disc, south-polar view.

Blue Neptune


Neptune, as seen by Voyager 2 in August 1989.

Interesting Clouds


This Voyager 2 high resolution color image provides obvious evidence of vertical relief in Neptune's bright cloud streaks. These clouds were observed at a latitude of 29 degrees north near Neptune's east terminator, the "line" on a planet where daylight meets darkness.

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