In 1977, the Voyager spacecraft was sent on an eternal mission to probe into the deepest reaches of the universe. Thirty-six years later, NASA scientists are still receiving data sent back from the craft (now roughly 11.4 billion miles away). And on June 30th, they issued a fairly paradoxical and disturbing press release concerning the mission’s progress.
At present, the scientists report, Voyager is still within the bounds of our solar system, but in the near future will become the first man-made craft to break through into interstellar space. That’s the good news.