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1. We started this section by saying our visit to Neptune was on a special day. Why? To find out, click here and observe your ship’s forward view screen. A small white dot will be visible in the lower half of Neptune. That dot is one of the more amazing spacecraft ever built. It is Voyager 2 . Your ship has already matched its speed and can rendezvous with it. To go to it, press [ G ], and the Celestia 2 will take you there on autopilot. 2. Tap the [ L ] key to speed up time to 100x faster . Watch Voyager 2 as it sails over the North Pole of beautiful blue Neptune. Note the dark lines on Neptune from shadows cast on the planet by Neptune’s thin rings. 3. The spacecraft in front of you is the only spacecraft ever to visit Uranus or Neptune. After it passed Neptune on August 24, 1989, Voyager 2 also took detailed measurements of Triton , revealing that moon’s amazing features. That was its last encounter with any object in our Solar System. Celestia Educational Activity 8 details their amazing
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