Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fact of the Day: Voyager 1

Voyager 1's main mission was to flyby Saturn in 1980, but the Voyager 1 is still sending information to NASA almost forty years after being launched. It's currently the farthest man-made object from Earth, finally leaving the outer Solar System in 2012. The Voyager 1 won't be working forever as by 2025, it will no longer have enough power from its generators to run its scientific instruments. 

7 comments:

Christine said...

Very interesting.

Terry said...

Didn't know that.

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John M said...

We got our money's worth.

Kati said...

Thanks for sharing!

-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

I remember reading that it had finally left our solar system. Amazing.

Martha said...

This is really interesting!