Voyager 2

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…

3 weeks ago

Neptune & Triton – August 31, 1989.

Image-processor extraordinaire Kevin Gill has reached back in time to give us a new image of Neptune and its moon…

3 months ago

New Find Shows Uranus Loses Atmosphere to its Magnetic Field

NASA’s researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center recently did just that, looking at Voyager 2’s lone encounter with the…

8 months 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…

10 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Finally! Voyager 2 is Now in Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 recently crossed the outer boundary of the heliosphere, where it joins the Voyager 1 spacecraft in interstellar…

2 years ago

Is Time To Go Back to Uranus and Neptune? Revisiting Ice Giants of the Solar System

We’ve only seen Uranus and Neptune one time up close. There are now some mission ideas in the works that…

3 years ago

What About a Mission to Titan?

Europa is fine and all, but where we really need to go is Saturn's moon Titan. Let's look at some…

4 years ago

If it Wasn’t Already Strange Enough, now Saturn’s Hexagon Storm is Changing Color

Recent images from the Cassini space probe show that Saturn's hexagonal polar storm is changing, which may be due to…

4 years ago