Voyager 2
August 25, 1981

 

Three images, taken through ultraviolet, violet and green filters, are combined

Three images, taken through ultraviolet,
violet and green filters, are combined

 

Arriving nine months after Voyager 1, Voyager 2 comes within 41,000 kilometers (26,000 miles) of Saturn. The combined mission greatly expands our knowledge of the planet, giving us a better understanding of the planet's ring structure and magnetosphere; more data about the shrouded moon Titan; and the discovery of three more moons circling the massive planet.

Like its twin, Voyager 2's mission is extended. Unlike Voyager 1, Voyager 2 heads off for two more planetary encounters: Uranus and Neptune.

See also: Voyager home page

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