Many people say space is the final frontier. With the space shuttle program over, some view the era of exploration is over. It’s not. For the past 50 years we have been sending robotic probes out into the universe and they continue our journey into the great beyond. 

Wired Magazine created a collection of the most spectacular shots from the last 50 years of robotic solar system exploration. They have created a rich photo gallery with in depth write ups on each photo, so be sure to follow the link to experience the breathtaking photos.

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Venus

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Mercury

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Original article posted here: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/50-years-solar-system-exploration/?pid=5183 on Oct 26, 2012 by Adam Mann

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