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Revisiting Decades-Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret

25 Mar 2020, 19:03 UTC
Revisiting Decades-Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret NASA/JPL-Caltech

Eight and a half years into its grand tour of the solar system, NASA's Voyager 2spacecraft was ready for another encounter. It was Jan. 24, 1986, and soon it would meet the mysterious seventh planet, icy-cold Uranus.The dataset is still the only up-close measurements we have ever made of the planet. Three decades later, scientists reinspecting that data found one more secret.

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