Today we celebrate the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft and their 40 years in space. These two spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Launc...

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Today we celebrate the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft and their 40 years in space. These two spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Launched two weeks apart in 1977, these two spacecraft took some of the very first up-close images we have of the planets in our solar system. 
Their primary mission was the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. After making a string of discoveries there – such as active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io and intricacies of Saturn’s rings – the mission was extended. Voyager 2 went on to explore Uranus and Neptune, and is still the only spacecraft to have visited those outer planets. 
Voyager 1 made the historic entry into interstellar space, the region between the stars, in 2012. 
Carried on both spacecraft are an ambitious message, a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. 
Swipe to see more about Voyager and some iconic images from this mission! 
Credit: NASA 
#nasa #space #voyager #voyager40 #exploration #interstellar #spacecraft #goldenrecord #mission #planets #solarsystem #discovery #science

Today we celebrate the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft and their 40 years in space. These two spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Launched two weeks apart in 1977, these two spacecraft took some of the very first up-close images we have of the planets in our solar system. Their primary mission was the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. After making a string of discoveries there – such as active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io and intricacies of Saturn’s rings – the mission was extended. Voyager 2 went on to explore Uranus and Neptune, and is still the only spacecraft to have visited those outer planets. Voyager 1 made the historic entry into interstellar space, the region between the stars, in 2012. Carried on both spacecraft are an ambitious message, a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Swipe to see more about Voyager and some iconic images from this mission! Credit: NASA #nasa  #space  #voyager  #voyager40  #exploration  #interstellar  #spacecraft  #goldenrecord  #mission  #planets  #solarsystem  #discovery  #science 

2,227 Comments

7 days ago princesaizabellecristini

Nosso sistema solar!

7 days ago sophie_o23

It is look like under microscope world☻😩

7 days ago _t_wolfe_

I just love astronomy over all

7 days ago tetrahedro

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6 days ago do_zippityart

Stunning ⚛️🎇

6 days ago hodeis_ahmadi66

Fantastic

6 days ago springrain11

The legacy of Voyager...there are no words to describe the significance

6 days ago jlscorpion71

89th9

6 days ago ga.raw.fall.oh

I thought voyager 1 got crushed in the asteroid belt

6 days ago miksneis

Hoping we would see our new friends from outer planets someday. 😃

6 days ago sberageorge

😁😂😃😄

5 days ago ujangpyto

@naarend  gw pikir itu seragam haji... Ternyata malah 😂😂😂

5 days ago enviroment_dog

Lol

5 days ago naarend

@ujangpyto  sembarangan lu... tapi iya sih mirirp

5 days ago g.asl110

Very nice

5 days ago jamesmichaelfilm

Very cool.

5 days ago jamesmichaelfilm

It is just simply amazing.

5 days ago lalanica7468

THIS IS VERY AMAZING! VERY VERY VERY AMAZING. I WANT TO BE LIKE THIS.

5 days ago magickpendulum

Thank you Voyagers 🌕💫❤

5 days ago scarnez

Incredible🤠👍

4 days ago castelli1425

Excellent pictures!

4 days ago angie_jogan1ice

Stunning

4 days ago hartknocks

@sit_down_man  yes I realize it's the NASA account. What difference does that make, just pointing out an observation.

4 days ago sit_down_man

@hartknocks  do you also go to Burger King and point out that they don't have Big Macs on their menu, or any photos of Ronald on the walls?

4 days ago migshanguz

This is lit

3 days ago medot_aje

CGI again... Gv me real video and who the hell cameraman?

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