Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977. Follow the steps of his journey through our solar system through some of his most famous images.
Voyager 2s view of Jupiter during the approach of the spacecraft.
Voyager 2 provided this image of Jupiter's red spot.
Ganymede's Hemisphere In this mosaic of NASA's Voyager 2, remote from the Sun, you can see a wide variety of terrain.
This NASA file from August 1998 shows a true color photograph of Saturn made up of Voyager 2 photos.–
An enhanced color image of Saturn's rings as seen by Voyager 2.–
This image of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows impact craters up to 35 kilometers in diameter and smooth areas without craters.–
A false-color view of Uranus from images of Voyager 2.–
A computer extension of a Voyager 2 image emphasizes the strong haze in the upper atmosphere of Uranus. Clouds are obscured by the overlying atmosphere.–
Uranus Rings, photographed by Voyager 2, as it neared the level of the Uranian ring system.–
Oberon, Uranus' outermost moon, shows several impact craters on the ice surface of the moon.–
Miranda is the 11th known satellite of Uranus. The moon was of vital importance to the Voyager mission as it was a gravity aid to propel the ship towards Neptune.
The Uranus Moon Titania shows a cratered surface as well as distinctive valleys that extend over the moon.–
Ariel, the brightest of the five largest Uranus satellites, has clear bright spots.–
Ariel, another Uranus satellite, has a dense, scarred surface, also punctuated by numerous valleys and faults.] –
This breathtaking portrait of Neptune was taken by Voyager 2 before the next approach on August 25, 1989. The "Big Dark Spot" – a storm in the atmosphere of Neptune – can be seen in the middle of the picture.
This image of Neptune's Outer Ring shows how material splits into three arcs.–
Neptune's largest moon Triton surprised scientists with its active surface. Methane ice, shown in a pink hue, may have a massive polar cap on the lunar surface. The dark swaths over the ice are probably dust from landing on the surface springs.
One last look at Neptune's South Pole after the flyby.