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6 stunning views of Uranus and Neptune

Because there haven’t been missions there, the Ice Giants — Uranus and Neptune — don’t get as much love as Jupiter’s swirling storms or Saturn’s dazzling rings.

But these planets are gorgeous in their own right. Here are 6 stunning views of the solar system’s Ice Giants and their moons.

Uranus: The only close-up images we have of the Ice Giants and their moons are from Voyager 2.

Voyager 2 captured this image of Uranus’s moon Miranda from 22,000 miles away in 1986.

A view of Uranus’s rings.

Neptune: Three years after it encountered Uranus, Voyager 2 approached Neptune in the summer of 1989.

Like Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, Neptune has a Great Dark Spot.

Neptune’s moon Triton from 330,000 miles away.

See more amazing space photos here.

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