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Voyager 1 Just Fired Up Its Backup Thrusters for the First Time in 37 Years

Voyager 1, the probe which became the first man-made object to leave the solar system in 2012, has been away from home for a long, long time—approximately 40 years. It’s still been beaming back reams of data and, in its off time, sending extremely ill-advised texts to distant alien civilisations that may or may not exist. (It’s so lonely.) Now it’s over 13 billion miles from Earth. Read More >>

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Voyager Space Probe Lands Back on Earth, But Only One Person Is Left to Hear Its Message

After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different place now, and there’s only one person around to witness the Golden Record’s message. Read More >>

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New Kickstarter Wants to Reissue NASA’s Golden Record

Launched in the late 1970s, the two Voyager space probes were equipped with a golden record containing sounds and images of life on Earth. Intended for alien consumption, this record has never been made available to the public in its intended form. An exciting new Kickstarter is now seeking to overcome this egregious oversight. Read More >>

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This Animated Tribute to the NASA Voyager Space Programme Is Simply Stunning

Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring interstellar space today. Both probes have flown by Jupiter and Saturn while the Voyager 2 has made its way to Uranus and Neptune too. Read More >>

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What is the Farthest Human-Made Object?

The farthest human-made object is also the fastest human-made object, Voyager 1. Read More >>

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NASA Will Send Your Messages to Aliens Into Outer Space

Last year, when Voyager I left our solar system for the lonely pastures of interstellar space, it carried a message for extraterrestrial life: A golden record containing images and words selected by Carl Sagan and others. But that was almost 40 years ago. Now, NASA is making a whole new message from the Earthlings of 2014. And it wants your messages. Read More >>

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This Is How NASA Made Composite Images Before Photoshop Existed

You might think that this image looks a little bodged together, and you'd be right. After all, it's literally a collage of photographs obtained by Voyager I — all the way back in 1979. Read More >>

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Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Left the Solar System

For the very first time, a man-made object has reached the cosmic abyss beyond the farthest reaches of our solar system. As of today, Voyager 1 is the first spacecraft to begin the endless journey into deep space. Read More >>

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Watch Saturn and Its Moons Dance in This Video Made Entirely of Stills

Video artist Sander van cen Berg created this winsome video entirely out of still images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions. Because the video is constructed like a flipbook, it also has a retro feel that's hard to beat. Read More >>

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This Is the Centre of the Universe: NASA’s Deep-Space Command Central

Through technology, we've developed the ability to reach out into the distant corners of the universe. Rovers, orbiters, and deep-space probes. But regardless of how far away from us they extend, they all reach from a single point of origin: Earth. Read More >>

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Voyager Discovers Cosmic Purgatory

The spacecraft Voyager 1 is now 11 billion miles from the sun, at the very end of the solar system. It's peacefully sailing in a new region between us and interstellar space. NASA poetically calls it cosmic purgatory. Read More >>