Monday, February 16, 2015

We Are In The Golden Age Of Space Discovery

Photo provided by Jay Reynolds

Is this the Golden Age of Discovery in outer space?  For Cleveland State University Astronomy professor Jay Reynolds, the answer is an emphatic "yes."  In this interview,  Jay discusses probes currently exploring our solar system, including the New Horizons mission, The Dawn spacecraft, and the Hubble Space telescope.  Even Voyager 1, which was launched in 1977 is still sending data back to Earth.

The picture above is the last image Voyager sent back to Earth, 25 years ago.  It was taken 3.7 million miles away from Earth, showing our planet as a pale blue dot.

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