#42 (according to some 🌌, the #answer to everything) years ago, on August 20, 1977, #Voyager2 🛰️ started what it does best: voyaging.
Launched a few weeks before #Voyager the first (the first will be the last), Voyager the second (but who left first) was the only space probe to visit the outermost planets #Uranus and #Neptune. These are treasured moments in #space exploration history, for the two ice giants are very interesting creatures of the solar system. 🔵 Uranus, for instance, rotates on its side compared to the plane of the Solar System, resulting in roughly 42-year-long nights 📅 on one side and days on the other side, and unusual seasonal changes 🍂 . 🔵 Neptune, in the meantime, is so far away it takes about 165 years to orbit the Sun 🔄 (it has only completed one orbit since its discovery). Despite being the farthest planet, Neptune finds enough energy to generate the fastest winds 🌀 known in the solar system, up to 2000 km/h.
Image: Uranus (left) and Neptune (right) photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope (credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon, M.H. Wong, A. Hsu)
For an interesting read about Uranus and Neptune, see @esa ‘s article => https://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/02/Blue_marbles
-Captured by Antriksh.
Shot on 19 August 2019,
World photography day.
1) Enhanced Image.
2) Original image.
3) Marking what's what.
4) Video zooming in on Saturn.
6) Some images from actual telescopes for comparison.
Now, How do I know it's Saturn? I checked its position, and that's where it was. There are apps like Sky Map for astronomy, they can guide you.
Now, if I zoom in on any other star, it is not that clear, it just becomes blurry, while in case of Saturn,being closer to us, it shines brighter than the stars and we can also see an outline of it's rings and the planet itself.
Jupiter, shining bright over Scorpio.
Then there's Antares, the red giant at the center of Scorpio, with the naked eye, it looks slightly orangish than the others, but in this image the colours are clear.
Now,the most shocking part, all shot on my phone. Now that's technological advancement.
Well done @oneplus@oneplus_india#shotononeplus#oneplus#oneplus7#worldphotographyday#latepost#spacephotography#photography#longexposureshot#nightskyphotography#Antriksh#Space