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 was the closest view of the old and massive storm that gives Jupiter its trademark red spot. The Great Red Spot has been raging on Jupiter for at least 400 years when humans first observed the giant planet. Three Earths can fit into the storm, which is similar to a hurricane. The Voyagers discovered many hurricane-like storm systems rampaging in Jupiter's atmosphere.

  • Voyager photographed a ring around Jupiter.

  • The lines that cross Jupiter's moon Europa were first seen by earlier space probes, but Voyager 2 showed that Europa's features were so flat, they "might have been painted on with a felt marker," according to a scientist. It is believed that the planet's surface may be covered by a water ice crust of up to three miles--hiding oceans as deep as 30 miles.

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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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