Launched in 1977, the Voyager space probes are further from Earth than any human-made object ever built. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have charted a roadmap for the probes, revealing surprising details about their ongoing journey through interstellar space.
In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, and entered interstellar space.
Stephen Hawking’s plan to create a starcraft that can traverse the inky blackness separating us and our cosmic neighbor is fantastically ambitious and filled with lots of “the tech will come” assumptions. But at its core, the technology that Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner want to use to create the ship is already…
Call them sounds to explore space by. YouTuber crysisknife007 has collected the cabin, engine, and alarm noises from more than two dozen of television and cinema's most iconic starships into a playlist of "Ambient Space Sounds" – and it's surprisingly good listening material.
After months of back and forth, scientists now agree that NASA's Voyager 1 has become the first manmade object to leave the solar system. And it only took 36 years to make the 12 billion mile-long journey.
According to NASA, both the existence of our solar system's tail and its general shape have now been confirmed, which... wait – our solar system has a tail?
The Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered into a turbulent and dynamic region of space that's once again resetting our notions of what's out there at the edge of the solar system.
NASA's Voyager 1 is the most far-flung object ever launched, having spent the last 35 years putting upwards of 11-billion miles between itself and the Sun, soaring through space at speeds approaching 11 miles per second. Now, the Agency reports that Voyager has entered an entirely new region of space at the fringes of…
Voyager 1 has been steadily working its way out of the solar system, and it now appears to have entered into a completely new region of space. NASA says it'll only be a matter of time before the spacecraft exits the solar system completely, becoming the first human-made object to enter interstellar space.
More than 30 years ago, we launched two space craft on a long-shot, once in a lifetime mission to explore the outer planets. Today, the Voyager space probes are still making their long, lonely journeys outside the boundaries of our solar system. Amazingly, they are still functioning and still sending us data about the…