Remembering NASA’s trickshot into deep space with the Voyager 2

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The fact that they’re still running after so long is so amazing


If I recall correctly, there was a lot of pressure to do Voyager because the planetary alignment to allow that kind of tour was going to disappear quickly and the next window wouldn’t open for centuries.


Do the white lines at the end have any significance? Edit: I think its to show on a 2d plane that after the neptune slingshot voyager 2 was directed “down” below the plane of the solar system. Neat!


Voyager 1 & 2 are easily one of the most interesting space craft to me. I have always been fascinated by it since I was a kid. I have a model of it in my office.


Blue = Earth Green = Jupiter Light blue = Saturn Ambar = Uranus Red = Neptune Pink is NASA’s billiard ball, aka Voyager 2