40 years of the Voyager missions: Images from the outer solar system

The Earth and the Moon, the first such image taken by a spacecraft. Image: NASA.
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The Earth and the Moon, the first such image taken by a spacecraft. Image: NASA.

This is Callisto, the second largest of the Jovian moons. Image: NASA.
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This is Callisto, the second largest of the Jovian moons. Image: NASA.

Jupiter with its moons in the foreground. Image: NASA.
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Jupiter with its moons in the foreground. Image: NASA.

Volcanic activity on Io, one of the moons of Jupiter. Image: NASA.
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Volcanic activity on Io, one of the moons of Jupiter. Image: NASA.

The great red spot on Jupiter. Image: NASA.
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The great red spot on Jupiter. Image: NASA.

This image was captured in 1979 and processed in 1998. Image: NASA.
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This image was captured in 1979 and processed in 1998. Image: NASA.

Saturn with some of its moons. Image: NASA.
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Saturn with some of its moons. Image: NASA.

The Rings of Saturn. Image: NASA
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The Rings of Saturn. Image: NASA

The northern hemisphere of Saturn. Image: NASA.
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn. Image: NASA.

Saturn with Dione and Tethys. Image: NASA.
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Saturn with Dione and Tethys. Image: NASA.

Saturn. Image: NASA.
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Saturn. Image: NASA.

Enceladus, a Saturnian moon that we now know has the ingredients to support life. Image: NASA.
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Enceladus, a Saturnian moon that we now know has the ingredients to support life. Image: NASA.

Dione, another moon of Saturn. Image: NASA.
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Dione, another moon of Saturn. Image: NASA.

Tethys, a moon of Saturn with a highly reflective surface. Image: NASA.
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Tethys, a moon of Saturn with a highly reflective surface. Image: NASA.

The features of Triton, a moon of Neptune. Image: NASA.
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The features of Triton, a moon of Neptune. Image: NASA.

Neptune. Image: NASA.
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Neptune. Image: NASA.

Dawn on Neptune. The Voyager-2 is the only spacecraft to have visited the ice giant. Image: NASA.
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Dawn on Neptune. The Voyager-2 is the only spacecraft to have visited the ice giant. Image: NASA.

A false colour image of Neptune. Image: NASA.
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A false colour image of Neptune. Image: NASA.

Neptune and Triton. Image: NASA.
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Neptune and Triton. Image: NASA.

Uranus. Image: NASA.
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Uranus. Image: NASA.

Oberon, one of the moons of Uranus. Image: NASA.
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Oberon, one of the moons of Uranus. Image: NASA.

The Pale Blue Dot, an image of the Earth taken from a distance of 6 billion kilometers. The image was captured on the request of astronomer Carl Sagan. While presenting the image, Sagan said,
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The Pale Blue Dot, an image of the Earth taken from a distance of 6 billion kilometers. The image was captured on the request of astronomer Carl Sagan. While presenting the image, Sagan said, "To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." Image: NASA.





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