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NASA Voyager 1 Exits Solar System Goes where no craft has gone before

NASA Voyager 1 Exits Solar System Goes where no craft has gone before

Since the launch of the Voyager spacecraft in 1977, Voyager 1 has traveled over 11.7 billion miles from the Launchpad that is equivalent to traveling to the moon and back almost 25,000 times.

Voyager I an 8-track tape recorder and computers with 1/240,000th the memory of a low-end mobile phone

Voyager I mission, planned mission was for just 4 years, but still it is going on

On Thursday, scientists declared that it had become the first man-made object to exit the solar system, a breathtaking achievement

Voyager 1 can now touch and feel  unexplored region and send back detailed dispatches.
Given the distance, it takes about 17 hours for Voyager’s signals to reach NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Stone, vice provost for special projects at the California Institute of Technology and former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory told to NY times that he  expects Voyager 1 to keep sending back data — with a 23-watt transmitter, about the equivalent of a refrigerator light bulb — until roughly 2025.

Watch the video Voyagers 1&2

NASA unveiled the first Voyager 1 recording of the sound of interstellar space
The sounds are produced by the vibration of dense plasma, or ionized gas; they were captured by the probe's plasma wave instrument
"When you hear this recording, please recognize that this is an historic event. It's the first time that we've ever made a recording of sounds in interstellar space," Don Gurnett, principle investigator for the Voyager plasma wave investigation, said in a news conference.

Listen to first-ever sounds of interstellar space captured by Voyager 1

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DWei September 13, 2013  

Truly amazing if you ask me.

Kirtivasan Ganesan September 13, 2013  

Just wondering, SM. If the data sent is 2, then will it not be 3 or some other here in solar system's earth?

SM September 14, 2013  

@Kirtivasan Ganesan
Havent read about how scientist read the data