Voyager: 12 images that define NASA's longest-lasting mission
45 years and counting.
Its’ been almost 45 years since NASA launched its Voyager mission.
The two probes sent to survey the Solar System in 1977 have now traveled further than any human-made object ever sent to explore to universe.
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The probes are currently drifting through interstellar space over 12 billion miles from our home planet.
For comparison, the Sun is roughly 3.7 billion miles from Pluto.
Over the past few years, NASA scientists have reduced power to many of the probes’ nonessential instruments in an effort to extend the mission’s unprecedented span through the decade, according to reporting by Scientific American.