Daily Illuminator

January 28, 2010: Fifty Years Of Exploration

National Geographic celebrated 50 years of exploration of our solar system with a nifty infographic. The illustration shows, in graceful spirals and curves, just how few of the hundreds of scientific instruments we've launched have actually looked at anything other than our closest planetary neighbors.

A larger, and downloadable, version is available on Flickr.

-- Paul Chapman

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