Voyager 2, shown above in an artist’s rendering, was launched in 1977 with its sister spacecraft Voyager 1 and is only now leaving the solar system. In 300,000 years, the craft will pass within 25 trillion miles of Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens.
Voyager 2, shown above in an artist’s rendering, was launched in 1977 with its sister spacecraft Voyager 1 and is only now leaving the solar system. In 300,000 years, the craft will pass within 25 trillion miles of Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens.
Voyager 2, shown above in an artist’s rendering, was launched in 1977 with its sister spacecraft Voyager 1 and is only now leaving the solar system. In 300,000 years, the craft will pass within 25 trillion miles of Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens.

Tiny Voyager spacecrafts put cosmos in perspective

July 28, 2012 8:46 PM

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .