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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…

2 months ago

Hubble Finds Buckyballs in Space

Scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope have found a very complex molecule out there in space. Called Buckyballs, after…

7 months 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…

9 months ago

Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough?

A new study by Professor Claudius Gros - who proposed The Genesis Project - indicates how magnetic sails could be…

2 years ago

NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

The Voyager probes, humanity's longest-running and farthest-reaching missions, are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this summer!

2 years ago

What Will the Voyager Spacecraft Encounter Next? Hubble Helps Provide a Roadmap

The twin Voyager spacecraft are now making their way through the interstellar medium. Even though they are going where none…

3 years ago

IBEX Captures ‘Alien’ Material From Beyond Our Solar System

[/caption] If we could board the starship Enterprise-D and were able to look through Giordi LaForge's visor we might be…

8 years ago

Did A Supernova Shape Our Solar System?

[/caption] Away in space some 4.57 billion years ago, in a galaxy yet to be called the Milky Way, a…

8 years ago

Ultraluminous Gamma Ray Burst 080607 – A “Monster in the Dark”

[/caption] Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are among the most energetic phenomena astronomers regularly observe. These events are triggered by massive…

9 years ago

Local Interstellar Gas Mapped in 3-D

[/caption] Astronomers have created a new 3D map of the interstellar gas in the local area around our Sun. "Local"…

10 years ago