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While our power budgets will continue to get tighter, our team thinks we can continue to do science for at least another five years. I might get to celebrate my 50th launch anniversary or even operate into the 2030s!
They’re also managing my power supply, which has been steadily decreasing for the last 45 years. They’ve gradually shut off heaters and other systems on me and my twin (, but we’re both still sending back unique science data from interstellar space.
Hello from interstellar space! 👋 While I’ve been quiet on here the last few weeks, my engineering team has been hard at work. First, they’re still investigating my telemetry data - but don’t worry, I’m still able to receive and execute commands from Earth.
(And remember: This is interstellar exploration. Solving mysteries takes time when messages to my team take nearly 20 hours to arrive!)
Do you ever feel misunderstood? My team is investigating an issue with my data. Even though I’m sending signals and operating normally, some data readouts don’t exactly match what’s happening out here. While they investigate, I’ll keep doing my thing.
Unveiling a giant.🤩Taken in 1979, this is my 1st close-up image of Jupiter. I enjoyed studying the planet. My cameras did a meteorological surveillance and revealed a dynamic atmosphere with more convective structure than had previously been
What a sight.✨ 32 years ago, I powered off my cameras forever. Minutes before, I imaged this pale blue dot; my former home. Details on the iconic 1990 photo, which was reprocessed for the 30th anniversary:
40 years ago, Voyager 2 flew by Saturn. Up-close views by my twin and I illuminated the planet and its rings as never before! Both of us laid the groundwork for the Cassini mission which continued our legacy of unraveling Saturn's mysteries.…
#OTD 44 years ago, my twin Voyager 2 launched from Earth to tour the solar system. It’s incredible that we hold the record for longest lasting @NASA mission! You could say we have a thing for gold records. Catch up on four decades of space travel here:
#OTD in 1979, my twin, Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Jupiter. Highlights include: first images of its ring system, observations of Europa that suggest cracks in ice over a liquid ocean and active volcanoes on Io that erupt at least several months.
I captured these haunting interstellar plasma sounds in 2013. Recent data show the density around me has increased and I’ve measured a long-lasting series of these plasma waves, providing more insight into the structure of interstellar space.
It’s not every day you get photographed when you’re in #interstellar space. @NASA New Horizons is 50x as far from the Sun as Earth & photographed me from its place in the Kuiper Belt. I’m too faint to be seen directly, but my precise location is known.
I took this shot of Earth as I looked back at home for the last time, Feb. 14, 1990. I'm in interstellar space now, but still #ConnectedByEarth to you. This #EarthDay, I hope you consider this view and the fact that you’re all on this one tiny pixel.…
The rover has landed. That's one small step for the mission. One giant leap for the search for life beyond Earth. #CountdownToMars…
An astronaut’s view of Earth started season three of our “On a Mission” podcast, and in the season finale, we see The Pale Blue Dot from the perspective of @NASAVoyager – the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.…
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My gift is tenacity. My twin and I are the most distant human-made objects from Earth and the first to communicate from interstellar space. We’re still going strong, more than 43 years in space! What’s YOUR unique talent? #UniqueTalentDay
Yellow haze, all in my mind… I flew by Saturn’s moon Titan #OTD 40 years ago, imaging the thick atmosphere that obscures its icy surface, lakes and seas.
🎼 V'ger don't lose that number / You don't want to call nobody else 🎵 @CanberraDSNSN's dish 43, the only radio antenna that can command my twin, Voyager 2, has been offline since March as it gets new hardware. Work is on track to wrap up in
Flying in the eerily silent & vast darkness of space, @NASAVoyager 2 has been cruising with no communication from Earth since March because of upgrades to ground antennas. Today, commands sent from Earth – 11+ billion miles away – were received:
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I’m nearing the 40th anniversary of my close encounter with Saturn’s huge moon, Titan. I sent back pictures of its thick, opaque atmosphere and indications liquid might be present on the surface. (It is.) Science out today reveals more about the surface:
You know I’ve heard an eerie sound or two on my interstellar space journey ✨…
I’m “it” out here in interstellar space. I flew by many things on my voyage of discovery, but never made contact. Sending good vibes to @OSIRISREx, set to sample asteroid Bennu today. I tag @nasa_eyes, who has a live visualization of the whole maneuver:…
Thanks, @NASAExoplanets! We’re excited to get a piece of Bennu home! We’d love samples of things beyond the solar system, but all we get are atomic nuclei & other particles. In fact, only two functioning spacecraft have ventured outside our solar system. You’re it @NASAVoyager!…
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Voyager 2 and I hit some milestones #OTD: 🪐 - My twin had a close flyby of Saturn in 1981 🔵 - In 1989, Voyager 2 encountered Neptune ✨ - I entered interstellar space in 2012, becoming the first human-made object to explore this part of the universevoyager.jpl.nasa.govcVW
Congratulations to my twin, Voyager 2! 🥳 Today we celebrate your 43 years of exploration. May you continue to go where nothing from Earth has gone before, heading into the deep, dark unknown and shedding light on it for Earth.voyager.jpl.nasa.govwb
Wowza! My twin got up close and personal with Jupiter #OTD in 1979. Several days before, Voyager 2 snapped this beauty of the Great Red Spot. ✨
Still sciencing after all these years… In revisiting data from my twin’s 1986 Uranus flyby, researchers discovered one more secret: the planet seems to be losing some of its atmosphere into space, and its weird magnetic field might be why.
If there's one thing I appreciate after 42 years of working in space, it's perseverance. Welcome, @NASAPersevere, and best wishes on your journey to #Mars to seek signs of ancient life.
Keep on keepin’ on, Voyager 2! The radio dish that beams commands to my twin is getting some needed upgrades. This means no new instructions will be sent for ~11 months, but @NASA’s Deep Space Network has a clever way to keep listening for science data:
All right now, baby, it’s all right now! My twin, Voyager 2, is back to normal operations. The five science instruments turned off by the spacecraft's fault protection routine are back on and returning data. Solid.
To the "Pale Blue Dot" from this interstellar bot: @NASAEarth, you still look as beautiful as the day I took this picture of you. Can't get over this newly-processed version of your 1990 portrait:
Beyond the Pale Blue Dot @NASAVoyager's iconic image of planet Earth is turning 30. Join us for a discussion about perspective: the value of what a single pixel can tell us and what it can make us feel. Thursday, Feb 6 7pm PT (10pm ET, 0300 UTC)
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Good vibes! Voyager 2 continues to be stable, and communications between Earth and the spacecraft are fine. My twin is back to taking science data, and the team at @NASAJPL is evaluating the health of the instruments following their brief shutoff.
Ad astra, @NasaSpitzer. Congratulations on completing an incredible mission of discovery. #SpitzerFinalVoyage
Here's the skinny: My twin went to do a roll to calibrate the onboard magnetometer, overdrew power and tripped software designed to automatically protect the spacecraft. Voyager 2's power state is good and instruments are back on. Resuming science soon.
Well, this is awkward. Two moons of Neptune discovered by Voyager 2 back in '89, turn out to be locked in a "dance of avoidance."
The fantastic voyage continues! One year ago this week, Voyager 2 joined me in interstellar space. Today, five papers published detailing my twin's findings in the region just beyond the bubble created by our Sun.
I love my name. Now #Mars2020 needs your help, students.…
Want your own personal Voyager mission? Here's how and when to look and see Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Plus: Join in worldwide #ObserveTheMoon celebrations this Saturday, Oct. 5.
You can't add a track to my Golden Record, but you can send your name to Mars with @NASA's next rover, #Mars2020. Submit your name by Monday, Sept. 30 at
Voyager 2 launched #otd in 1977. Together, @NASAVoyager are the only spacecraft to have visited the four outer planets of the solar system:
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It’s a marvelous weekend for a moonwalk, don’t you think? Follow @NASA and watch for special #Apollo50th programming July 19-20, including rebroadcasts of the Moon landing and first steps in real time.
You CAN teach an old spacecraft new tricks. My twin, Voyager 2, fired up trajectory correction thrusters for the first time since the Neptune flyby in '89 and they worked like a champ. They'll be used to point the spacecraft for the foreseeable future.
Remember this close encounter? My twin, Voyager 2, met Jupiter up close #OTD, 40 years ago:
Luck favors the prepared. My team has a new plan to manage instruments and heaters aboard my twin, Voyager 2, to help keep our mission returning science from the cold reaches of interstellar space. Check it out:
Long (and far) may she wave 🇺🇸 I'm carrying this American flag as I journey through interstellar space. It's the farthest flag to ever have traveled from Earth. Happ#4thofJulyly,
Celebrate good times, come on! My project scientist, Ed Stone, is being honored with the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his mission leadership since 1972. We've been together from before launch, past the planets and into interstellar space.
Just like I carry the Golden Record with sounds and images from Earth, @NASA's next rover, #Mars2020, will carry chips bearing names to the surface of the Red Planet. Click here to send your name to Mars:
LIVE NOW: A new episode of #NASAScience Live takes you to the edge of our solar system where interstellar space begins. 💫 Tune in to discover our plans for the future of interstellar space Ask our experts questions using#askNASAAV
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