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The Sky at Night – The Forgotten Solar System

The Sky at Night - The Forgotten Solar System: Of the 100 probes that have been sent out into space, only one probe - Voyager 2 in 1989 - has ever sent back any information about the solar system's outer planets. From afar, they seem featureless and devoid of any significant geological activity.     Since then, long-range telescopes have shown that there is much more to Neptune and Uranus than previously thought and that they both warrant closer inspection.…

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Read more about the article The Planets episode 5 – Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds
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The Planets episode 5 – Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds

The Planets episode 5: in the final episode, Professor Brian Cox journeys to the remotest part of the solar system, a place that the most mysterious planets call home. These worlds remain shadowy for a simple reason. Beyond Saturn we have only ever visited the most distant planets once.     Uranus – barely visible to the naked eye - was once thought to be the furthest planet from the Sun. But with the telescope and some careful viewing we…

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