Voyager 1's Getting Closer to Earth Right Now





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Published on Apr 17, 2017

The Voyager 1 space probe is the furthest man-made object from Earth, and the fastest. But right now, it's moving towards us. Relatively speaking. At Mission Control for the Deep Space Network, inside NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, let's talk about why -- and about how to stay in touch with something so small and so far away.

More about the Deep Space Network: https://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/about/ - thanks to everyone there who helped make this possible!

See what the DSN's doing in real time: http://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn

See Voyager 1's distance from Earth right now: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/where/

Camera and audio mix: Matt Gray http://www.mattg.co.uk
Edited by: Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin
Animations: Mat Hill https://mat-hill.github.io/

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