Voyager 1 - updates

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NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Being able to use the backup thrusters means the lifespan of Voyager 1 has been extended by 2 or 3 years

40 years on, Voyager still hurtles through space

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Voyager s main mission is to explore other planets including Jupiter Uranus and Neptune but it also carries the story of humanity into deep space

VOYAGER 1. An artist's depiction of Voyager 1 in space. Photo courtesy NASA JPL

NASA: Send a message to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The US space agency wants input via Twitter Instagram Facebook and other social media and the public will vote on what short message we on earth should send to the intrepid overachieving little space traveler

VOYAGER 1. An artist's depiction of Voyager 1 in space. Photo courtesy NASA JPL

From Elvis to E.T.? The Voyagers' extraordinary tale

Sep 13, 2013 - 10:33 PM

The Voyager 1 s journey in outer space running for over 3 decades now continues It will be intriguing to see what happens next

NASA's Voyager first spacecraft to exit solar system

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:47 AM

Against all odds Voyager kept on moving and now is about 12 billion miles 19 billion kilometers from our Sun in a cold dark part of space that is between the stars

Artist concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Voyager 1 nears outer limit of solar system

Jun 28, 2013 - 11:25 AM

The US space agency s pioneering craft launched in 1977 is sending back a wealth of data on the final frontier of the solar bubble or heliosphere

VOYAGER PROBE. NASA photograph of one of the two identical Voyager space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched in 1977.

Oops! Voyager still inside solar system, says NASA

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Scientists are eagerly awaiting signs that the craft which was launched in 1977 on a mission to study planets has become the first man made object to leave the boundaries of our solar system

Artist concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway' at edge of solar system

Dec 04, 2012 - 2:22 PM

NASA s Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a magnetic highway at the edge of the solar system a surprising discovery 35 years after its launch the experts behind the pioneering craft said Monday December 3

"MAGNETIC HIGHWAY" This still image and set of animations show NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft exploring a new region in our solar system called the "magnetic highway." In this region, the sun's magnetic field lines are connected to interstellar magnetic field lines, allowing particles from inside the heliosphere to zip away and particles from interstellar space to zoom in. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech