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Voyager 2 Goes Where Only Australia Can Hear It

41 Years after departing our atmosphere from Cape Canaveral on August 20th 1977, Voyager 2 has officially departed our Solar System, crossing the boundary of our Sun’s protective bubble into interstellar space. As Voyager 2 boldly goes where no human craft has gone before, Australia’s Parkes’ Radio Telescope and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) are the only facilities in the world that can still detect it. Tess spoke with CSIRO Astrophysicist Dr Jane Kaczmarek, who works on the Parkes telescope, about the Voyager mission and Australia’s role tracking the spacecraft.

To learn more about the Voyager mission, you can check out NASA’s Website for the mission, or a story from The Daily on Voyager’s Golden Record.

Image: NASA/JPL

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