Voyager 2

  • Voyager’s impact is 1 + 2

    Scientists working to understand the nature of a boundary in space.

    By Richard A LovettIt has now been confirmed that on 5 November 2018, after a 41-year cruise through the Solar System...

    Space November 5, 2019
  • Voyager 2 has reached interstellar space

    Researchers detect a tell-tale jump in plasma density.

    Scientists have confirmed that Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the b...

    Space November 4, 2019
  • Anniversary of an image

    It’s 30 years since Voyager 2 got close to Neptune.

    The Moon landing was the biggie, but there are other space anniversaries worth noting this year.It’s exactly 30 yea...

    Astronomy August 25, 2019
  • Voyager science boss wins major award

    Edward Stone helmed the NASA mission for half a century.

    The man who has served as project scientist for NASA’s Voyager missions since five years before the first of the two ...

    Society May 24, 2019
  • Australian link to Voyager 2 success

    As the probe reaches interstellar space, Aussie ears are listening. Alan Duffy reports.

    Australia’s giant 64-metre Parkes telescope was able to pick up the faint signals from Voyager 2 as it left the helio...

    Space December 10, 2018
  • On Neptune’s distant moon, the frost moves

    Spring on Triton lasts 40 years, but it’s far from dull. Richard A Lovett reports.

    Scientists using a small telescope in Southern California are detecting seasonal changes on Neptune’s giant moon Trit...

    Space October 24, 2018
  • Voyager 2 set to follow its sister into the void

    Mission control says evidence indicates the 40-year-old probe is about to leave the solar system....

    NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, launched just over 40 years ago, looks set to become the second human-made object ever to lea...

    Space October 9, 2018
  • Is Triton an ocean world?

    Scientists are reevaluating what we know about Neptune’s moon Triton, and sketching plans for a f...

    When NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune’s Pluto-sized moon Triton in 1989, it saw a number of strange featur...

    Space July 24, 2018
  • Reaching for the stars: Voyager at 40

    Four decades after leaving Earth, the twin Voyager spacecraft continue their mission into interst...

    In 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecraft to traverse the far reaches of the solar system and beyond. Voyage...

    Space September 4, 2017
  • Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth

    The true purpose of these messages to alien life was to inspire a certain self-image for humanity.

    What message would you send to outer space? NASA/JPL-Caltech, CC BYForty years ago, NASA launched...

    Space August 17, 2017
  • Wavy rings point to two undiscovered moons at Uranus

    A couple of moonlets would bring the gas giant’s moon tally to 29.

    The Hubble Space Telescope took this false-colour image of Uranus in 2003. The planet's faint rings and moons have be...

    Space October 23, 2016
  • What Voyager probes saw when they dropped by Saturn

    In the four decades since the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes launched from Cape Canaveral in Flor...

    NASA / JPLOn August 25, 1981, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn. Although its twin Voya...

    Space August 29, 2016
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