For about 35 years, the NASA probe Voyager 1 has been racing toward the edge of our solar system. Now in June 2012, it has almost reached a point where no human-made device has gone before: interstellar space.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceNASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth about 35 years ago. It is now traveling near the edge of our solar system. Before it reaches interstellar space, the spacecraft has discovered a new region of the solar system called the magnetic highway.
I know it's not modern tech, and it was built before some of you were born, but I still think that the Voyager probes (along with the Pioneer probes) are pretty awesome and so this long distance reboot deserves coverage:
The NASA probe Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) took images of the Sun. And, these images were processed by scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Some people think an object in the video appears to look like a UFO spaceship refueling, but NASA says otherwise.