Our understanding of the universe is a work in progress, with new theories being proposed every day and long-standing beliefs being debunked. But now that telescopes and probes like the Voyagers are feeding us fresh data from the furthest reaches of space, we have more definitive ways to explain the cosmos. Therefore, everything changes when a significant space probe like Voyager transmits never-before-seen data revealing unexpected discoveries. But what exactly did Voyager just uncover, and what does it imply for those of us on Earth? Join us as we uncover how Voyager has just reached the farthest reaches of space and returned a terrifying message to scientists.
For almost 45 years, the Voyager missions have been an integral part of space exploration, providing some of the very first and most significant glances into the true state of our solar system, yet these missions were never intended to survive this long when the first plans for the probe were carried out. The idea to send out probes in the 1970s was created out of sheer accident when Michael Minovich realized that a spacecraft could piggyback on the velocity of a planet and catapult further out into the solar system.