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James S.
post Jul 20 2016, 05:29 PM
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I'm 49 and will be 50 in January. With the success of New Horizons, being the first humans to ever see Pluto is mind blowing, I was wondering if I/we will ever see a probe or exploration of Uranus and Neptune? Are there any plans for exploring these two planets in the near future?

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post Mar 21 2017, 12:57 PM
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Imho there is no other option than sending dedicated orbiter (or even a lander) to the uranian / neptunian system. You will never get such dramaticaly high quality photos of Uranus' moons using earth-based hardware. Moreover, many in-situ "investigations" give much more answers than pointing the telescope localised on Earth.


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- James S.   Uranus and/or Neptune Exploration   Jul 20 2016, 05:29 PM
- - tedstryk   No   Jul 26 2016, 08:08 PM
- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (James S. @ Jul 20 2016, 09:29 AM) ...   Jul 26 2016, 08:52 PM
|- - JRehling   It seems like Europa, Titan, Io, and Enceladus cou...   Jul 27 2016, 06:47 PM
|- - James S.   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Jul 26 2016, 03:52 PM...   Jul 27 2016, 07:00 PM
|- - jasedm   QUOTE (James S. @ Jul 27 2016, 08:00 PM) ...   Jul 27 2016, 08:59 PM
- - Brian Burns   I'm hoping for the same thing, but am guessing...   Jul 27 2016, 08:07 PM
- - Floyd   I hope I'm around too, but turning 70--so I ne...   Jul 27 2016, 09:14 PM
- - acastillo   Recent material on mission studies for Uranus and ...   Aug 25 2016, 07:20 PM
- - Explorer1   Slide 15 of the second PDF is rather amusing, with...   Aug 26 2016, 12:39 AM
- - Juramike   Well might as well post this here, too. Was our Pl...   Aug 26 2016, 04:15 AM
- - Station   Hello, Any update about studies around Uranus / N...   Mar 20 2017, 09:46 AM
|- - JRehling   I would hope that the several newer national space...   Mar 21 2017, 01:32 AM
- - Paolo   you may want to check presentations and finidings ...   Mar 20 2017, 05:27 PM
- - Station   Imho there is no other option than sending dedicat...   Mar 21 2017, 12:57 PM
- - Jackbauer   ICE GIANTS PRE-DECADAL STUDY FINAL REPORT (NASA) ...   Jun 13 2017, 07:41 PM
- - antipode   Golly, now lets see what comes of it. I'll be ...   Jun 13 2017, 10:43 PM
- - stevesliva   To ensure that the most productive mission is flow...   Jun 16 2017, 08:53 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Jun 16 2017, 08:53 PM...   Jun 21 2017, 09:41 PM
- - Decepticon   I get sad seeing those dates. I don't know if ...   Jun 16 2017, 09:37 PM
- - Explorer1   A launch on the SLS to avoid a bunch of inner sola...   Jun 16 2017, 11:59 PM
- - craigmcg   This week's Planetary Radio also mentioned bri...   Jun 17 2017, 12:43 PM
- - Explorer1   There were a number of such concepts for Cassini E...   Jun 17 2017, 02:29 PM
- - Explorer1   On the bright side, if a orbiter is at Neptune in ...   Jun 22 2017, 10:02 PM
|- - James S.   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Jun 22 2017, 05:02 PM)...   Jun 22 2017, 10:15 PM
- - Explorer1   Looking at the maps of the solid bodies in the out...   Sep 29 2017, 04:53 PM
|- - ngunn   That's a really interesting enquiry. I would f...   Sep 29 2017, 11:23 PM
|- - JRehling   A few thoughts here… A mission that arrived just ...   Sep 30 2017, 05:21 AM
- - tasp   Here's a combined view of Enceladus in light a...   Sep 29 2017, 10:57 PM


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