NASA’s Voyager 1 Is Sending Back Mysterious Data From Beyond Our Solar System

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      eridani
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      https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-voyager-1-is-sending-back-strange-data-from-beyond-our-solar-system-puzzling-scientists

      NASA’s Voyager 1 is continuing its journey beyond our Solar System, 45 years after it was launched. But now the veteran spacecraft is sending back strange data, puzzling its engineers.

      NASA said on Wednesday that while the probe is still operating properly, readouts from its attitude articulation and control system – AACS for short – don’t seem to match the spacecraft’s movements and orientation, suggesting the craft is confused about its location in space.

      The AACS is essential for Voyager to send NASA data about its surrounding interstellar environment as it keeps the craft’s antenna pointing right at our planet.

      “A mystery like this is sort of par for the course at this stage of the Voyager mission,” Suzanne Dodd, a project manager for Voyager 1 and 2 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement. “The spacecraft are both almost 45 years old, which is far beyond what the mission planners anticipated.”

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      KenTankerous
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      Thanks eridani.

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