Twin Voyager Spacecraft Turn 30

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True-color (left) and false-color (right) images of Uranus taken by Voyager 2 in 1986 revealed the different layers of gases in the planet's clear atmosphere. The dark region over the sunlit pole is believed to be a high layer of photochemical smog.

In addition to taking detailed images of the five known moons, the Voyager mission also discovered ten new moons orbiting Uranus. Subsequent searches with instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope increased the total to 27 moons, inlcuding the two most recent moons found in 2005.

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—Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
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