Launched from Cape Canaveral in 1977, the probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have been in space now for 42 years. Together, these robotic devices have transformed our understanding of the Solar system, and now reveal unprecedented information about the interstellar space beyond the sphere of influence of the Sun. However, on 28 January, NASA reported about the problems of Voyager 2, the reasons of which nothing was known. Right now the unit is 18.4 billion km from Earth, according to the publication Inverse with a link to the official account of NASA’s Voyager Twitter, was able to get back in line and resumed the mission to gather scientific data about the Solar system and the interstellar space beyond.
42 spacecraft with gold plates on the body travel through the vastness of space
At the time of this writing, NASA has not confirmed or denied whether or not it happened. Only time will tell whether we will get ever an answer to the question about what went wrong. But until we can be sure that the mission Voyager 2 is still far from complete. If all goes well, he will have another five years of life, and it means that for another five years the unit will collect valuable scientific data from the same region of space, in another study which we can’t.
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Meanwhile, both spacecraft spent in space four decades, so that their wear is a matter of time. However, even if we lose touch with these space travelers, they will continue to surf the cosmic expanses, carrying on Board the Golden plates, on which are recorded information about our civilization.
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