Record-Breaking Voyager Spacecraft Begin to Power Down


An era closes.


The vehicles are expected to completely run out of power by 2025, and NASA has been cutting off features as necessary to extend their lives until then.


It will certainly be interesting to see how Earth's Voyager fans memorialize their missions. Remember how people mourned when the Mars Opportunity Rover died?


The science Voyager conducts is as relevant as ever, so there's no reason to think it won't be just as missed. In fact, a team of researchers published findings obtained from Voyager data yesterday in The Astrophysics Journal.


The twin Voyagers deserve a sentimental send off, but even if they don't get one, they'll leave behind decades of scientific data about the cosmos as their legacy.


Reference: Scientific American

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