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The Outer Solar System: Neptune And Uranus

10 minutes 49 seconds

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In 1977, Voyagers I and II left Earth for deep space exploration and a close-up view of the edges of our solar system. Reveals how the space shuttles used the gravitational fields from surrounding planets to slingshot themselves through the outer planets. Voyager II's graphics and real pictures of Neptune and Uranus help explain their features, axis, rings and moons, and magnetic fields. Also notes some peculiar facts about each.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 49 seconds

Brown, tan, and beige banded planet with rings. A smaller spherical object is next to it. Caption: In a class of its own is Titan, Saturn's single big moon.
The Outer Solar System
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Grade Level: 6 - 12
Large blue planet with a darker blue spot. Caption: Neptune is so remote,
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