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What Human Made Object Has Traveled Furthest From Earth?

Quora | Posted 10.28.2014 | Science
Quora

Cast into space on September 5, 1977, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. And mounted on a Titan IIIE/Centaur launch vehicle, Voyager-1 is now the farthest human-made object from Earth at 17,922,521,702 km (119.80465777 au).

Movie Review: Men, Women & Children -- Save yourself

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Chad Kultgen,  Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is a multi-character film that wants to deliver a message about how our burgeoning electronic connectivity -- through phones and computers -- has actually distanced us from each other.

Uh Hello, We've Gone Interstellar...

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

I was recently asked to recommend a space program for a "greatest achievement" award in the area of aeronautics or astronautics. How could you not go with Voyager? I mean, for the first time in the roughly 2 million-year-old human species, something we have conceived of and created has traveled beyond our solar system.

LISTEN: Distant Probes' Cosmic Duet Will Take Your Breath Away

| THOMAS SUMNER | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science

As the Voyager space probes plunge into the inky cosmic void, each carries a golden record with 27 songs ranging from Mozart to Chuck Berry. Now, with...

WATCH: 6 Biggest Space Science Discoveries Of 2013

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The year 2013 saw a wealth of discoveries, insights, and milestones that advanced the fields of astronomy and other space sciences. From extrasolar p...

Starstruck

Francis Levy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science
Francis Levy

According to the Times ("In a Breathtaking First, NASA's Voyager 1 Exits the Solar System," NYT, 9/12/13) on August 25, 2012, Voyager I, originally l...

LOOK: Voyager Phones Home From Interstellar Space

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft nearly 12 billion miles from Earth is still phoning home from interstellar space, and a new NASA photo captures that radi...

NASA Lays Voyager Debate To Rest

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, boldly going where no machine has gone before. Thirty-six years after it rocket...

The Final Frontier: Beyond Our Solar System

Priyamvada Natarajan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Priyamvada Natarajan

Thirty-five years on, we as humans have reached the final frontier: the edge of our solar system. The two unmanned probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, launched in 1977 as part of the mission to study Jupiter and Saturn, have actually exited the Solar System.

Aging Spacecraft Encounters Unknown Region At Solar System's Edge

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 06.28.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- New research pinpoints the current location of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft: It's still in our solar system. Since last summer, the lon...

Has NASA Probe Left The Solar System?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

If the Voyager 1 spacecraft were a pop star, it'd likely be Elvis. After all, the "King of Rock" and the pioneering NASA space probe both left Earth a...

NASA Probe Discovers New Region Of Space

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.04.2012 | Science

NASA announced Monday that after 35 years of exploration, its Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new, unanticipated region of space near the edge of t...

The Voyager 1 Space Probe and the Generations of Scientists Who Care For It

J.S. McDougall | Posted 01.16.2013 | Science
J.S. McDougall

The question of when Voyager 1 will leave the solar system is exciting, but generally not important. The fact is that it will soon, or already has -- and therefore it has moved the human race into a new chapter of humanity as interstellar beings.

Spacecraft Now In 'Uncharted Territory,' Data Suggest

Posted 10.09.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 10/09/2012 09:34 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries It will be another giant leap for mankind when NASA's Voyager...

Messages From Humanity to the Cosmos

Mario Livio | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

A couple of weeks ago the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico sent a special radio signal to outer space. The idea of communicating with other cosmic beings has long fascinated humans. This was not the first time we have tried to "converse" with our presumed galactic neighbors.

Spacecraft Launched In 1977 Says Farewell To Solar System

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid ad...

Deep-Space Probe Enters Uncharted Territory

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — More than three decades after launching, NASA's workhorse spacecraft is inching closer to leaving the solar system behind. Curren...

"Goodbye to the Solar System," Says Voyager

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

Like a bottle in the cosmic ocean, the Voyager will continue to drift in the vastness for many years to come, until its radioactive heart stops beeping.