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Astronomical Odds

Here’s the third episode of the excellent BBC documentary series, The Planets. Titled Giants, the film follows the ingenuity and serendipity of the 1977 Voyager mission and its “grand tour” of the outer planets.

Part 1:

A happy alignment. Slingshot. Magnetic Jupiter. 3 million amps. Rings and ghosts.

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Part 2

Fearsome weather. Saturn’s other side. Shattered. Perfect timing. Still listening.

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Other episodes can be viewed here.