Who’s visiting who? This chart of solar system exploration shows every robotic space probe currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object… except for the Earth and Sun of course, because there are way to many of those to show on one chart.

Who’s visiting who? This chart of solar system exploration shows every robotic space probe currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object… except for the Earth and Sun of course, because there are way to many of those to show on one chart.

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NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes launched in 1977 to visit the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.

NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes launched in 1977 to visit the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.

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The beautifully designed graphic features silhouettes of active space probes. The Spaceprob.es website also features info about active space science probe missions, plus stickers and posters for sale.

The beautifully designed graphic features silhouettes of active space probes. The Spaceprob.es website also features info about active space science probe missions, plus stickers and posters for sale.

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Saturn’s Rings - the Cassini Space Probe  Thanks to NASA’s Cassini Space Probe astronomers are now able to produce the most detailed maps of Saturn’s rings in history. This image of Saturn, back-lit by our sun, reveals previously unknown layers of rings. From a distance the rings look ordered and tidy. However, up close, Cassini has found that Saturn’s rings are very complex. The spacecraft has been making repeated dives into the ring belts to study their properties. It has discovered…

Saturn’s Rings - the Cassini Space Probe Thanks to NASA’s Cassini Space Probe astronomers are now able to produce the most detailed maps of Saturn’s rings in history. This image of Saturn, back-lit by our sun, reveals previously unknown layers of rings. From a distance the rings look ordered and tidy. However, up close, Cassini has found that Saturn’s rings are very complex. The spacecraft has been making repeated dives into the ring belts to study their properties. It has discovered…

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The Voyager Golden Record sent by NASA in 1977 on both space probes, Voyager 1 and 2. contents and Carl Sagan's work: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html

The Voyager Golden Record sent by NASA in 1977 on both space probes, Voyager 1 and 2. contents and Carl Sagan's work: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html

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The Voyager 1 and 2 probes were launched in 1977 on a mission to visit all the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.

The Voyager 1 and 2 probes were launched in 1977 on a mission to visit all the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.

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For more than 50 years, NASA's robotic deep space probes have carried nuclear batteries provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Even the crewed Apollo moon landings carried nuclear powered equipment.

For more than 50 years, NASA's robotic deep space probes have carried nuclear batteries provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Even the crewed Apollo moon landings carried nuclear powered equipment.

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The European Space Agencys Herschel Space Observatory took this infrared image of the Andromeda Galaxy, showing rings of dust that trace gaseous reservoirs where new stars are forming

The European Space Agencys Herschel Space Observatory took this infrared image of the Andromeda Galaxy, showing rings of dust that trace gaseous reservoirs where new stars are forming

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Infrared: Inside the huge space observatory that operates from a point in space four times further away than the moon.

Infrared: Inside the huge space observatory that operates from a point in space four times further away than the moon.

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