This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a field of stars in the darkness of space as they travel farther away from Earth, on a journey to interstellar space, and will eventually circle around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
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Voyager the Explorer

This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a field of stars in the darkness of space. The two Voyager spacecraft are traveling farther and farther away from Earth, on a journey to interstellar space, and will eventually circle around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif., built and operates the Voyager spacecraft. California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA. The Voyager missions are a part of NASA's Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

For more information about the Voyager mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/voyager and http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov.

Image details

ID#:
PIA17036

Date added:
2013-07-03

Mission:
Voyager

Spacecraft:
Voyager 1, Voyager 2

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech