Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy trails, Voyager
Here's Voyager 2 looking back at Neptune and its moon Triton, possibly the most poignant of the amazing pictures it returned on its voyage of discovery. Its sister ship, Voyager 1, is now in the interstellar medium. [Image source.]

The issues of National Geographic with the Voyager pictures were probably the most dog-eared of my parents' collection. Back in undergrad, in the early days of the web, I remember realizing, "Hey, JPL has a website? You mean I can see the Voyager pictures whenever I want?!?!?!" Yes, I have always been a huge space nerd.

Voyager 1 is expected to keep transmitting for another ten years or so. Happy trails.

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