cropped-sciencegeeklogo2The latest feature from the Science Geek looks at the exploration of the solar system and what we have learned.  It begins:

Nearly 40 years ago, on 20 August 1977, the Voyager 2 space probe was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to study the Solar System’s four outermost planets.  It was followed 15 days later by the launch of an identical spacecraft, Voyager 1.

Although Voyager 1 was launched after Voyager 2, it followed a different path which meant that it actually visited its first target, the planet Jupiter, four months earlier.

voyager-pathThe main focus of the article is the continuing journey of the two Voyager craft whose journeys are shown in this diagram.