I didn’t know the thing was still transmitting. That’s cool.
The Voyager 1, built by Nasa and launched in 1977 has spent the last 35 years steadily increasing its distance from Earth, and is now now 17,970,000,000km – or 11,100,000,000miles – away, travelling at 10km a second.
Indications over the last week implies that Voyager 1 is now leaving the heliosphere – the last vestige of this solar system.
So how come nobody can make a breadmaker that lasts more than six months?