The first picture of the Earth and its moon in a single frame

Earlier this month, NASA released this unprecedented clip of the Moon orbiting Earth. The footage reminded me of another image captured more than thirty years ago by Voyager 1 when it was still just 7.25-million miles from Earth: the first photo to feature Earth and its moon, in their entirety, in the same frame. » 12/23/13 1:20pm 12/23/13 1:20pm

An unprecedented glimpse of Voyager 1 as seen from Earth

The Voyager 1 spacecraft is over 11 billion miles away, but it's emitting an extremely faint radio signal that can be detected here on Earth. Recently, astronomers used this signal to create a "photograph" of the now-interstellar probe. » 9/17/13 6:20am 9/17/13 6:20am

The sound of interstellar space is actually kind of terrifying

Voyager 1 has left the solar system, and this time – this timeNASA says it's official. To be honest, after so many months of ambiguity, we found ourselves a little underwhelmed. But that was before we heard Voyager's recordings of interstellar space. Seriously, these will give you chills. » 9/12/13 1:17pm 9/12/13 1:17pm

This time it's official. Voyager 1 is in interstellar space.

It's been reported before but today the Voyager team at JPL made it official. The Voyager team estimates that the craft entered interstellar space in August, making it the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. » 9/12/13 3:07pm 9/12/13 3:07pm

So apparently Voyager 1 left our solar system on July 27, 2012

A re-interpretation of Voyager 1 data is refuelling the debate over whether the spacecraft has truly left the cozy confines of our solar system. According to a new University of Maryland study, it exited the heliosphere last year. The confusion, say the researchers, stems from NASA's failure to account for a particular … » 8/16/13 4:30pm 8/16/13 4:30pm

Our solar system has a tail and it's shaped like a four-leaf clover

According to NASA, both the existence of our solar system's tail and its general shape have now been confirmed, which... wait – our solar system has a tail? » 7/12/13 8:37am 7/12/13 8:37am

Voyager 1 outlives the magnificent death of the sun in this…

Production studio PostPanic and director Mischa Rozema crafted this gorgeous bit of artificial space porn, Stardust, in memory of graphic designer Arjan Groot, who passed away in 2011. It envisions the journey of Voyager 1 as it moves ever farther from our sun and continues well beyond the lifespan of humanity. » 2/03/13 9:30am 2/03/13 9:30am

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft enters an unexplored region of space: The…

NASA's Voyager 1 is the most far-flung object ever launched, having spent the last 35 years putting upwards of 11-billion miles between itself and the Sun, soaring through space at speeds approaching 11 miles per second. Now, the Agency reports that Voyager has entered an entirely new region of space at the fringes of… » 12/04/12 8:20am 12/04/12 8:20am

How soon will Voyager 1 leave the solar system?

Thirty-five years ago today, NASA launched its Voyager 1 spacecraft on a mission to photograph Jupiter and Saturn at unprecedented levels of detail. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured the photograph of Saturn you see up top. Four days later, its primary mission was over. » 9/05/12 11:00am 9/05/12 11:00am

NASA says the Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered into an unprecedented…

Voyager 1 has been steadily working its way out of the solar system, and it now appears to have entered into a completely new region of space. NASA says it'll only be a matter of time before the spacecraft exits the solar system completely, becoming the first human-made object to enter interstellar space. » 6/15/12 12:20pm 6/15/12 12:20pm

NASA's Voyager 1 has reached the very fringes of our solar system, and…

When NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1977, its primary mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn, the largest planets in our solar system. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured this photograph of Saturn from a distance of just 5.3-million kilometers. » 12/08/11 4:30pm 12/08/11 4:30pm