Friday, January 20, 2023

What If We Turned On Voyager 1’s Camera?

The space probe Voyager 1 has been traveling for more than 45 years, and is more than 23 billion kilometers (14.817 billion miles) away, in interstellar space. It's still communicating with earth with its 1970s technology. That technology might be obsolete, but it was built to last, kind of like a Trinitron TV. After taking amazing pictures of our solar system for a decade, Voyager's cameras were turned off in 1990. There's more than one reason why they won't be turned on again, but the ability to do so is a testament to the durability of vintage hardware. There's a one-minute ad starting at the four-minute mark. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

No comments: