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.
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.
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.
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.