Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Voyager 2 - 12,000 days and counting

Yesterday, Voyager 2 hit an incredible milestone: 12,000 days of continuous operation (Voyager 2 will celebrate its 33rd birthday -- er, launchday -- on August 20th).

Voyager 2 is currently about 9 billion miles from the Sun... or about 12.8 light-hours. That makes it the second most distant man-made object ever... eclipsed only by its twin spacecraft, Voyager 1, currently about 11 billion miles from the Sun.

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