Thirty-five years ago today, NASA launched its Voyager 1 spacecraft on a mission to photograph Jupiter and Saturn at unprecedented levels of detail. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured the photograph of Saturn you see up top. Four days later, its primary mission was over.
When NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1977, its primary mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn, the largest planets in our solar system. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured this photograph of Saturn from a distance of just 5.3-million kilometers.