Can Voyager 1 still take pictures?
There will be no more pictures; engineers turned off the spacecraft’s cameras, to save memory, in 1990, after Voyager 1 snapped the famous image of Earth as a “pale blue dot” in the darkness.
Out there in interstellar space, where Voyager 1 roams, there’s “nothing to take pictures of,” Dodd said..
Where is Voyager 2 right now?
Voyager 2 now is slightly more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth.
How far away is Voyager 1?
Voyager 1’s interstellar adventures. As of February 2018, Voyager is roughly 141 astronomical units (sun-Earth distances) from Earth. That’s roughly 13.2 billion miles, or 21.2 billion kilometers. You can look at its current distance on this NASA website.
How far away is Voyager 1 in 2020?
The Voyagers have enough electrical power and thruster fuel to keep its current suite of science instruments on until at least 2025. By that time, Voyager 1 will be about 13.8 billion miles (22.1 billion kilometers) from the Sun and Voyager 2 will be 11.4 billion miles (18.4 billion kilometers) away.
How long will it take Voyager 1 to leave our galaxy?
But it will take about 300 years for Voyager 1 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud and possibly about 30,000 years to fly beyond it. Voyager 2 has not yet reached interstellar space or exited the heliosphere (bubble of solar plasma). Pioneer 10 and 11 are no longer transmitting science data back to Earth.