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NASA communicates with spacecraft 13 billion miles from Earth

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 05, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Dec 04, 2017

For the first time in thirty-seven years, NASA has communicated with the Voyager 1 to activate its back-up thrusters and reorient the spacecraft to better send information back to Earth. Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 is the only known spacecraft cruising beyond our solar system. Prior to leaving the solar system, Voyager 1 and its sister ship Voyager 2 gathered, then transmitted to Earth, the first detailed data from Jupiter, Saturn and Titan, Saturn's largest moon. NASA's most recent communication...





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