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Voyager Probes Cruising Towards The Edge of the Solar System [Video]

They’ve been cruising through space for the last 34 years and soon, the Voyager probes will be the first man-made objects to exit our solar system.

It has been several decades in the making but after logging billion of miles of intrasolar travel Voyager I and Voyager II are extremely close to breaking free from our solar system and cruising into interstellar space. Check out the video above to learn more about the probes and marvel at the vast distances they’ve traveled.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/17/12

Comments (12)

  1. jim

    so dang awesome. great stuff for space exploration

  2. Bradley

    Makes me proud to be a human; a sentiment which I rarely feel lately.

  3. hoi

    makes one feel really small. ;-)

  4. MJKep

    Amazing… Simply amazing!

  5. Ushindi

    Fascinating! Thank you very much.

  6. StevenTorrey

    Fascinating. But freeze frame would have been appreciated for the mathematical pages to examine closely what is being filmed.

  7. cartman


  8. ExTexan

    StevenTorrey – that ‘s what the pause icon is for. ||

  9. Gordon Youd

    I am getting very skeptical the further the probe travels,. How do they know all this about where the probe is?
    I f they say “we are in contact with it” I would then say “rubbish” I have a modern mobile phone and cannot always get a signal.
    THERE MUST BE A FANTASTIC POWER SOURCE ON THE PROBE TO GET TO US ACROSS 9 BILLION MILES………..There, my anger at being hoodwinked has calmed down.

  10. Anthony

    Let’s hope the species that plays the gold record doesn’t use it against us — War of the Worlds style.

  11. truebuilt

    just think of the technology that enabled those pods to embark upon the voyage … we think that we are doing somthing nowwwww …..ha il bet this is just the begining

  12. truebuilt

    i did some calculations and physics and refraction or bending can be reletive to seed and time

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