News Archive / Tagged: Voyager 1
Now almost 11 billion miles (17.7 billion km) from Earth, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has detected an increasing amount of cosmic rays that originate beyond our solar system, leading some scientists to believe the probe is on the verge of entering interstellar space.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft broke yet another record by capturing the most distant images from Earth, photographing an open star cluster along with several dwarf planets, Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) and centaurs with its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI).
The Energizer Bunny keeps going and going – and so does NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft. More to the point, so does the craft's thrusters. Over three-and-a-half decades after they were last fired, the probe's thrusters were successfully fired on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.