[amsat-bb] 1986-01-24: Voyager 2 Flies Past Uranus

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 19:05:40 UTC 2016


This was the first close look at the planet.

I don't remember it getting as much attention in the news as the
spacecraft's flyby of Saturn in August, 1981.  Perhaps it was because
the pictures weren't considered to be as spectacular this time, though
Uranus is, by no means, less intriguing.  For example, it has a ring
system as well and the question about why its axis of rotation is
located almost in the orbital plane remains unanswered.

Later that year, PBS's "Nova" broadcast a documentary about it.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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