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Artwork showing Voyager 2s encounter with Uranus

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Artwork showing Voyager 2s encounter with Uranus

This artwork, by Julian Baum, shows the Voyager 2 spaceprobe only minutes away from closest approach to the planet Uranus, on 24/Jan/86. Uranus is one of the four great gas giants. It is unique in that its equator, along with its moons and tenuous ring system, is tilted at 98 degrees to the plane of the Solar System. Because of this, Voyagers encounter with the planet and its satellites lasted only about six hours. It also means that in alternate seasons Uranus poles and equator in turn face the Sun. Uranus orbits the Sun once in 84 years and, at present, the planets south pole faces the Sun, in the midst of a 21 year long summer

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This artwork, created by Julian Baum, takes us on a visual journey to the moment when Voyager 2 made its historic encounter with Uranus on January 24th, 1986. As the space probe approached the enigmatic gas giant, it captured our imaginations and expanded our understanding of the vastness of our solar system. Uranus stands out among its planetary peers due to its peculiar characteristics. Its equator, along with its fascinating moons and delicate ring system, is astonishingly tilted at an angle of 98 degrees relative to the plane of the Solar System. This unique feature meant that Voyager's rendezvous with Uranus lasted merely six hours before moving onward in its interstellar mission. Furthermore, this incredible tilt results in alternating seasons for Uranus as different parts face or turn away from the Sun during its long orbit around it—taking a staggering 84 years to complete one revolution. At present, Uranus' south pole basks in a never-ending summer that has persisted for over two decades. Baum's artwork beautifully captures this extraordinary celestial dance between Voyager 2 and Uranus—a harmonious blend of scientific research and artistic expression. It serves as a reminder of humanity's insatiable thirst for knowledge about distant worlds and our relentless drive to explore beyond what we know.

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