30 Years Ago, Voyager 2 Made The First-Ever Neptune Flyby

Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Neptune on August 25, 1989, becoming the first (and only) spacecraft to observe the planet up close. The jaw-dropping encounter lifted the curtain on a mysterious world, and marked Voyager 2's final visit with a planetary body before departing the solar system.
Published: 1:12 AM EDT August 23, 2019
Updated: 6:02 PM EDT August 19, 2019