Voyager

Edward Stone Has Been the Voyagers’ Project Scientist for 50 Years. He Just Retired

Edward Stone is retiring after 50 years as Project Scientist for the Voyager mission. The twin spacecraft revolutionized our understanding…

3 months ago

Problem Solved! Voyager 1 is no Longer Sending Home Garbled Data!

Earlier this year, the teams attached to the Voyager 1 mission noticed that the venerable spacecraft was sending weird readouts…

5 months ago

Voyager 1 is Sending Home Strange Telemetry Data

Old computer systems have a lot of wacky ways to fail. Computers that are constantly blasted by radiation have even…

8 months ago

The Only Radio Antenna Capable of Communicating with Voyager 2 Came Back Online During Repairs and Upgrades. Contact Re-established

“Voyager 2, this is Earth calling. Do you read?” Last week, the answer was finally “yes.” And thankfully, after eight…

2 years ago

The Pale Blue Dot: Now New and Improved

Thirty years have now passed since the Voyager 1 spacecraft snapped one of the most iconic and memorable pictures in…

3 years ago

Voyager 2 Went Into Fault Protection Mode, But Engineers Brought it Back Online

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft went into fault protection mode on Tuesday January 28th. The fault protection routines automatically protect the…

3 years ago

What Voyager 2 Learned After Spending a Year in Interstellar Space

Only two of humanity's spacecraft have left the Solar System: NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Voyager 1 left the…

3 years ago

NASA has Figured Out How to Extend the Lives of the Voyagers Even Longer

Voyagers 1 and 2 have the distinction of being in space for 42 years and still operating. And even though…

4 years ago

Voyager and Pioneer’s Grand Tour of the Milky Way

A new study takes a look at where the Voyager and Pioneer probes might one day venture to as they…

4 years ago

Saturn is Losing its Rings, Fast. They Could be Gone Within 100 Million Years

According to new research based on data obtained by the Cassini probe, Saturn's rings could be gone within 100 million…

4 years ago