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Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium

Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium

                After many claims and statements over the past few years that Voyager 1, our most distant operating spacecraft, has ‘left the solar system’ (it hasn’t, as I explain here), it does now seem that as of August 2012 this extraordinary vehicle has entered the interstellar medium...

September 12, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
To Jupiter

To Jupiter

On October 9th, 2013, NASA’s Juno mission completed an Earth ‘flyby’ to gain a little extra velocity (a gravitational slingshot maneuver that steals a tiny bit of Earth’s momentum) to get it to Jupiter in 2016...

October 30, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Jupiter Vault

King Jove is one hell of a planet. It's also hell for a spacecraft

June 17, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf

Pluto, Ready for Your Close-Up!

At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...

July 14, 2015 — Steve Mirsky
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