State of the Game: Deep Space Exploration

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In our second State of the Game video, we take a brief look at five space missions that will blow your mind(Credit: Shutterstock)

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New Horizons is making headlines today with its historic flyby of Pluto – and if that's caught your imagination, welcome to the tip of the iceberg! Deep space exploration represents some of humanity's most astonishing achievements, so we've decided to feature five active space missions that absolutely blow our minds. Meet the Mars Orbiter, New Horizons, Rosetta and the intrepid Voyager spacecraft in our second State of the Game video presentation.

Many thanks to NASA, ESA and ISRO for their assistance. Images and video used with permission.

For more interesting facts and images from all five of our featured missions, check out our photo gallery.

Triton's bright Southern Hemisphere, taken by Voyager II(Credit: NASA)

New Horizons just used its LORRI camera to provide mankind with the best photo we've ever seen of the dwarf planet Pluto(Credit: NASA)

Voyager II's stunning photos were the first closeups ever taken of Neptune(Credit: NASA)

Custom video animations by Jake Turner.

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