Voyager's past and new life in space

Voyager's past and new life in space

Summary: The 34-year-old Voyager 1's life has been extended - and it's still finding more discoveries at the edge of our solar system.

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  • This Voyager 1 photo from 1980 showed the fuzzy layer of atmosphere on Saturn's moon, Titan. The Titan findings of the Voyagers helped draw enough interest to send the Cassini spacecraft to Saturn and land a probe on Titan. Cassini is still orbiting Saturn and returning images.

  • The Voyagers discovered new information about the rings that revolve around Saturn, in particular the twisted F-Ring. One discovery was how the nearby moons affect the structure of the rings.

  • In January 1986, the first human-made visitor to Uranus was Voyager 2. Left is a true-color view of the planet and a false color view is right.

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  • RE: Voyager's past and new life in space

    Amazing
    MoeFugger
  • RE: Voyager's past and new life in space

    It's quite amazing how long they've kept these things going long past their intended lifetimes. And totally remote controlled too - can't send anybody out there to fix them!

    Amazing.

    Why can't more stuff on Earth be built like these things?
    CobraA1
  • Built Like a Voyager

    Theses amazing devices have proved to be such good value for mankind's money that I think a new category of spacecrafts, and why not, some Earthling equipment too - should be built not only "like a tank" but actually "like a Voyager": made not only to last a very long time but also to outlive their developers' most optimistic expectations for use.
    nil_bazana@...
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