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The Case for Visiting the Outer Planets

Scientists are begging NASA to go back to Uranus and Neptune

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UUntil NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft reached Uranus and Neptune in the 1980s, the outer planets were simply fuzzy blobs that could only be viewed through ground-based telescopes. We had no idea what they actually looked like.

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