Congratulations! We just survived one record-breaking heatwave, but it was only the first volley in a campaign cooked up by the sun to kill us all. Forecasts anticipate another one soon, so get ready to sweat—and after you turn up the A/C you might as well learn about scifi’s shittiest heatwaves. Remember: Forewarned…
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. The Voyager space program has traveled further in space than anything ever has and serves as a wonderful reminder of how much…
The farthest human-made object is also the fastest human-made object, Voyager 1.
For nearly 50 years, Star Trek has been one of the most dominant forces in pop culture. Trek’s history stretches beyond the shows themselves, because Gene Rodenberry’s vision of the future has inspired generations and broken boundaries. Want to learn more before next year’s anniversary? Look no further.
It’s been 38 years since NASA launched a gold record containing sounds and sights of Earth into space. Yesterday, NASA made it easier to hear those noises for yourself. On Soundcloud.
In the early '80s, Voyager did a flyby of Saturn's moons and sent us back some tantalizing, but garbled, photos. Now, those same pictures are giving us one really great reason to feel pretty good about just what we might be able see in the next few decades.
Fan theories can be wonderful and strange, but sometimes a fan will come up with an idea that's even better than the official story. Here are just some of the fan theories that actually make a lot of sense—and would actually improve the stories they come from.
The folks at Chop Shop are crowdfunding a series of posters dedicated to three of NASA's most awe-inspiring interplanetary robotic space missions: Voyager, Cassini/Huygens, and Curiosity.
Star Trek Online's upcoming expansion firmly puts the focus on Star Trek: Voyager. Alongside returning to the Delta Quadrant, the Art team have had to tweak the ship's LCARS cutaway schematics to better suit their needs - giving us our best ever look at the inner workings of the Federation's finest Intrepid-Class ship.
You may have heard that Voyager 1 has exited the Solar System. And that it hasn't. This is a chronicle of that probe's greatest journey in headlines, including a few of our own.
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…
We begin (and end) in one of Carl Sagan's favorite virtual environments from the original series: the Library of Alexandria. Sagan used the Library as a cautionary tale about what can be lost when a civilization is careless with its knowledge, but Tyson uses it as an inspirational story.
You're looking at alpinist Gaston Rébuffat standing proud on the Aiguille de Roc, a striking needle rock in the Alps, near Chamonix, France. It's an outstanding image—one that aliens from another solar system or galaxy may see one day. How, you ask? It's in Voyager's Golden Record—along with all the images below.
An Italian scientist has taken 37 years worth of data from both Voyager space probes and turned it into music. The result is surprisingly good.
Over 35 years ago, NASA launched Voyagers 1 and 2 into space, and with them two records filled with a variety of sounds and images designed to be a crash course in human experience. Today, we want to know what you would want to send into space to tell other civilizations about Earth.
Voyager I is now officially flying into interstellar space. In the future, an alien spaceship may come across it. When they do, they will find two things: a golden disc and a record player. These are the contents of that disc and how to interpret it.
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.