NASA Recalls Voyager 2 Probe's 1989 Neptune Encounter

August 26, 2014 11:19 AM

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NASA Recalls Voyager 2 Probe's 1989 Neptune Encounter

A quarter-century ago, the world got its first good look at the solar system's other blue planet.

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made the first-ever flyby of Neptune on Aug. 25, 1989, zipping by the "ice giant" and its frigid moon Triton in quick succession. The historic encounter gave a face to two worlds that until that time had dwelt in depth and shadow, mission team members said Monday (Aug. 25...

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