Photography of Jupiter began in January 1979, when images of the brightly banded planet already exceeded the best taken from Earth.


The Voyager 1 and 2 Saturn encounters occurred nine months apart, in November 1980 and August 1981.


Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past distant Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in January 1986.


In the summer of 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 became the first spacecraft to observe the planet Neptune up close, its final planetary target.

Solar System Family Portrait

This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1.

Animated GIF showing the family portrait image from the perspective of Voyager 1 in 1990.
This data visualization uses actual spacecraft trajectory data to show the family portrait image from Voyager 1's perspective in February 1990.
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