The farthest human-made object is also the fastest human-made object, Voyager 1.
Today marks the anniversary when NASA’s Voyager 1 captured both the Earth and its Moon in a single frame. For the first time, we perfectly captured the two celestial bodies we call home.
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.
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.
NASA has received new confirmation that the Voyager 1 spacecraft is in interstellar space. The probe recently experienced a "tsunami shock wave" from the Sun, which caused the plasma surrounding the craft to "sing." Voyager 1 may be beyond the heliosphere, but it hasn't yet left the solar system, which lies beyond the…
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.
Earlier this month, NASA released this unprecedented clip of the Moon orbiting Earth. The footage reminded me of another image captured more than thirty years ago by Voyager 1 when it was still just 7.25-million miles from Earth: the first photo to feature Earth and its moon, in their entirety, in the same frame.
A re-interpretation of Voyager 1 data is refuelling the debate over whether the spacecraft has truly left the cozy confines of our solar system. According to a new University of Maryland study, it exited the heliosphere last year. The confusion, say the researchers, stems from NASA's failure to account for a…
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.
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.
Production studio PostPanic and director Mischa Rozema crafted this gorgeous bit of artificial space porn, Stardust, in memory of graphic designer Arjan Groot, who passed away in 2011. It envisions the journey of Voyager 1 as it moves ever farther from our sun and continues well beyond the lifespan of humanity.
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…
Thirty-five years ago today, NASA launched its Voyager 1 spacecraft on a mission to photograph Jupiter and Saturn at unprecedented levels of detail. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured the photograph of Saturn you see up top. Four days later, its primary mission was over.
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.
When NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1977, its primary mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn, the largest planets in our solar system. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured this photograph of Saturn from a distance of just 5.3-million kilometers.
Back in 1977, Voyager 1—still flying off the Solar system—took a look at Earth for a last goodbye. After leaving on July 20, 1975, she was already 7.25 million miles from her home. This is what she saw.
Following NASA's recent decision to transmit the Beatles' "Across The Universe" into space to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song, journalist Susan Harlan Borghese is concerned that we made the wrong mix-tape for our extra-terrestrial friends. And it's got nothing to do with the fact that that particular song…