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#TBT to 1989 when Voyager 2 spotted Uranus looking like a seemingly perfect robin’s…

#TBT to 1989 when Voyager 2 spotted Uranus looking like a seemingly perfect robin’s…

#TBT to 1989 when Voyager 2 spotted Uranus looking like a seemingly perfect robin’s egg. 💙⁣ ⁣

When our Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by it in this image, one pole was pointing directly at the Sun. This means that no matter how much it spins, one half is completely in the sun at all times, and the other half is in total darkness.. ⁣ ⁣

Far-flung, Uranus – an ice giant of our solar system – is as mysterious as it is distant. Soon after its launch in 2021, our James Webb Space Telescope will change that by unlocking secrets of its atmosphere. ⁣ ⁣

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech⁣ ⁣

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