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40 years of Voyager

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:45 pm
by rwilkinson
I caught this Horizon programme on BBC4 last night:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nj48v
I think that it may be a repeat from 2012, but I don't remember seeing it then, and in any event it's well worth a second look.

Aside from appreciating how much was achieved by those probes, built with the relatively primitive electronics & computers of the mid-70's, it's amazing to compare the best pictures of Jupiter & Saturn from the pre-Vogager era (taken with the best ground-based telescopes of that time) with those that we can now obtain using small 'scopes in our back gardens!

Re: 40 years of Voyager

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:52 am
by rwilkinson
And now Voyager2 has also left the Solar System:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46502820